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Lynnie Martin

Public Relations Director, Young Government Leaders Lynnie Martin is the Young Government Leaders (YGL) Public Relations Director and the founder of the YGL GOLD Academy. Her day job is at the Department of Homeland Security where she is working in her dream job as a Training Specialist. She is in charge of several developmental and rotational programs for the 3,000 employees within her directorate. Lynnie moved to Washington, DC from the west coast and enjoys all the opportunities provided by living in our nation’s capital.
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How I Lead: Listen, Breathe and Then Ask Questions

April 9, 2014 Melanie Keller is associate director for management at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, the largest center at the Food and Drug Administration. As the executive officer, she oversees administrative operations and a $1 billion annual budget. She also directs the human capital management of more than 4,500 employees...

How I Lead: By Making Wrong Turns and the Right Choices

March 5, 2014 Jim Hearn is the director of regional business for the Army Corps of Engineers’ Northwestern Division in Portland, Ore. He oversees strategic planning, a $210 million operating budget, and a team of engineering and construction specialists. He also manages construction, environmental remediation, and interagency and international support programs for the...

How I Lead: By Not Trying Too Hard To Be Liked

February 12, 2014 Joshua Ederheimer is principal deputy director for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the Justice Department. What is the best leadership lesson you've learned? Too often, leaders try too hard to be well-liked. Leaders have to be willing and able to make decisions and implement strategies that invariably...

How I Lead: Empowering the Air Force’s Executive Team

January 7, 2014 Veronica E. Hinton is director of the Air Force Senior Executive Management Office. She is responsible for recruitment, reassignment, development, talent management and succession planning for senior civilian staff, which includes members of the Senior Executive Service and Defense Intelligence SES. What is the best leadership lesson you have learned?...

How I Lead: Bringing Openness to Clandestine Service

December 10, 2013 David A. Bray is executive director of the National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs of the U.S. Intelligence Community. What is the best leadership lesson you've learned? To distinguish between when you are managing versus when you are leading. Management occurs within the expectations of your organization,...

How I Lead: Getting Results in a Culture That Makes New Initiatives Difficult

December 3, 2013 Shaun Khalfan is a senior business, policy and technical advisor for cybersecurity at the Navy Chief Information Office. What is the best leadership lesson you've learned? The best leadership lesson I’ve learned is to listen. A leader should listen to all ideas and take the time to explain why a...

How I Lead: Getting Others to Sing Along at HHS

November 20, 2013 James Egbert is a Human Resources Specialist in the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Positioned in the Office of the Secretary, Office of Human Resources, James helps to formulate and implement workforce programs and strategies to promote a positive, healthy, and innovative HHS workforce. Please feel...

How I Lead: Working With the Government’s Best, Trying to Prevent the Worst

October 22, 2013 Peter Brost is an intelligence operations specialist and the Tactics and Targets Team Lead for the Terrorist Targets and Tactics Branch, Homeland Counterterrorism Division, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, DHS. What is the best leadership lesson you've learned? Lead from the front. I know it may sound cliché, but it...

How I Lead: A Former ATF Exec Talks Listening and Learning

August 30, 2013 Melanie Stinnett is a recently retired member of the Senior Executive Service with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). She retired in June of 2013, ending an extensive career of 34 years of federal service. Stinnett didn't stay still for long because in July she joined the...

How I Lead: A NIH Exec Talks Leadership and the Importance of Communication

August 1, 2013 David Whitmer serves as the chief operating officer for the National Eye Institute (NEI) and as the principal advisor to the NEI Director in all matters affecting general administrative support of vision science in a basic and clinical research environment at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NEI has...

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