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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)


Transformational Leadership

By Tomi Rogers, IPS AdministrationI recently attended a conference for women in leadership hosted by the UT System. There was...
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Truth-Telling in Leadership

By Dr. Herb Byrd III 19th-century American humorist Josh Billings wrote a one-liner in his 1886 edition of complete works...
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Inspire, Empower, Communicate. Transform.

By Kelley McNeal, CTAS As you know, there are many leadership styles. In your careers, you have probably experienced several...
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How do you Lead When you Don’t Know Where you’re Going?

How do you lead when you don’t know where you’re going? By Dr. Jennifer Tourville, SMART Being in a new...
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Why Do We Call the Exercise of Leadership Art?

By Dr. Herb Byrd III  One of these days I aspire to learn to paint. To really take some image...
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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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