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Neil Armstrong on Progress, One Small Step at a Time

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Photo of Astronaut Buzz Aldrin taken by Neil Armstrong from the surface of the Moon. Photo of Astronaut Buzz Aldrin taken by Neil Armstrong from the surface of the Moon. NASA

It was one month ago, on Aug. 25, that the first person to walk on the moon and the most famous government employee ever, Neil Armstrong, passed away. Armstrong didn't give many interviews and shied away from the spotlight, remaining humble until the end in his accomplishments. In a rare hour-long interview conducted earlier this year with, oddly enough, the head of an Australian accounting group, Armstrong talked about leadership and his life.

Excellence in Government will begin sharing images containing inspiring quotes and leadership lessons on our Facebook and Google + accounts--you can like, share, print or do whatever you like with them. You can see the first one, a quote from Armstrong's interview, we found to be of particular interest for managers who often forget progress comes one step at a time.  

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Mark Micheli is Special Projects Editor for Government Executive Media Group. He's the editor of Excellence in Government Online and contributes to GovExec, NextGov and Defense One. Previously, he worked on national security and emergency management issues with the US Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security. He's a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and studied at Drake University.

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