“The minute you involve others in your vision, the minute your desire impact others, all your personal power factors will benefit from the multiplier effect. This is real leverage. It is obvious that, when you alone hold a vision, you speak with one small voice. When you recruit others to the cause, you speak with a high fidelity, mega-watt sound system.” Darby V. Checketts
I am not sure that Megan Quinn, the founder of Young Government Leaders (YGL), envisioned that the happy hour crew of ten colleagues and friends she started in 2003 would eventually become 1300+ members strong and a full service professional organization offering professional development events, social events, volunteer opportunities, job listings, etc. YGL is a testament to the impact that one person can have and the importance of giving voice to your concerns. It is important for us, the future leaders of the federal government, to continue this discussion and speak about what we think are the problems in the federal government and how we believe it can be improved. YGL strives to be a vehicle for this discussion and provide opportunities for government employees regardless of title or GS level to grow personally and professionally.
In the spirit of creating a vision and contributing to the development of future leaders, YGL Chairs and members will be hosting a weekly blog with our perspectives on the workings of government and tips for professional development. These blogs will be our own personal opinions and not reflective of the organizations which we work or YGL as a whole. If you are interested in posting a blog or have a topic that you would like us to explore, drop me an email at execboard@youngovernmentleaders
Kate Walker, President
Young Government Leaders