Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg Welcomed Federal Presidential Management Fellows

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Fellows experienced hands-on leadership development from Steven B. Wiley and the Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg

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We are honored to share the responsibility to help with the professional development of these rising stars in the federal government.

More than 300 Presidential Management Fellows visited Gettysburg January 11-13 to experience hands-on leadership development from Steve Wiley and the Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg.

In the past decade, Wiley and the Institute have hosted national and international leaders from the majority of Fortune 100 companies and scores of federal government agencies, honing their leadership skills through the lessons learned on Gettysburg's battlefield.

The Fellows’ trip to Gettysburg started their two-year journey in professional and leadership development offered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

The Presidential Management Fellows Program was established by Presidential Executive Order in 1977. It attracts to federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of career paths who are committed to excellence in leadership. The program draws these talented people from various academic, social and cultural backgrounds to help meet the future challenges of public service.

Wiley and the Lincoln Leadership Institute’s esteemed faculty relate the leadership lessons drawn from the battle of Gettysburg—one of the most critical battles of the Civil War resulting in 51,000 casualties —to the leadership needed in today’s ever-changing business and organizational climate. USA Today says Wiley’s leadership development is “the most powerful performance training available,” while ABC News called Wiley “the best speaker you’ve never heard of!”

Topics that will be covered during the three-day event include humility, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, leveraging diversity, team building, communication, accountability and problem solving. The trip to Gettysburg brought the recently appointed Fellows together to shape their views of leadership, increase their commitment to public service and create camaraderie within the group.

“We are honored to share the responsibility to help with the professional development of these rising stars in the federal government,” said Wiley.

In total, more than 600 Presidential Management Fellows from 80 federal agencies have experienced leadership development from the Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg since November. The January group’s visit was featured in The Washington Post. To view video and photos from the Fellows’ Gettysburg experiences, visit

“There was not a question in our minds that we were working with the brightest and the best!" said Wiley of the Fellows.

During their experience, the Fellows visited the Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park and several sites on the Gettysburg battlefield.

For more information about Steven B. Wiley and the Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg’s leadership development programs, visit

About Steven B. Wiley

Steven B. Wiley is a proven entrepreneur, author and highly acclaimed speaker who has trained and entertained tens of thousands of top executives from around the world.

He is the president and founder of the Lincoln Leadership Institute, which has worked to develop the leadership of organizations such as Apple, Pfizer, New York Life, State Farm, Kellogg, the Department of Homeland Security, the Air Force, the United States Post Office and many other organizations.

Wiley brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of successful marketing, leadership, negotiation, sales and business development. His strong leadership ability has earned him recognition in top publications, including Venture Magazine, USA Today and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Over the past twenty years, he has conducted thousands of seminars on leadership, negotiation, sales effectiveness and wellness for numerous public and private sector organizations.

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