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We serve business and government to improve the lives of Tennesseans. We envision Tennessee as a global leader with thriving business and industry, efficient and effective government, and vibrant communities. At the Institute for Public Service we value people, diversity, relationships, integrity, and excellence.


Center for Industrial
Services (CIS)
  County Technical
Assistance Service (CTAS)
  Law Enforcement
Innovation Center (LEIC)
Municipal Technical
Advisory Service (MTAS)
  Naifeh Center for Effective
Leadership (NCEL)
  Tennessee Language Center (TLC)


Jefferson County Recognized for Opioid Settlement Planning Process

Jefferson County announced it is receiving of one of the inaugural awards for Excellence in the Application of the Opioid...
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Focus on the Facts of a Situation

By Rhiannon Jones, LEIC I am a self-proclaimed overthinker; if there’s a way to ruminate on something, I’m going to...
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Leadership Lessons

Leading Up By Jon Walden, CTAS In today's fast-moving work world, being a good leader means more than just leading...
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Leadership Lessons

Can We Make Civility a Norm? By Dr. Herb Byrd III Coming home from the UT Board of Trustees meeting,...
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Unless We Use Respect, It’s Wasted

Innovation, Honesty, Engagement, Accountability, & Respect – I HEAR By Lynn Reed, CIS Our global population was estimated to have...
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Extreme Ownership and BE ONE UT

By Kelley McNeal, CTAS Jocko Willink and Leif Babin draw powerful leadership principles from their experiences as U.S. Navy SEALs...
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One Foot in Front of the Other

By Eric Spencer, MTAS I’m an outdoors guy and an avid backpacker.  I love spending time on the trail.  As...
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Good Leadership Makes A Difference!

By Dr. Herb Byrd III Last month’s LEAD! article was inspired by a visit Resa and I made between Christmas...
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