Lesley Field

Good leadership means letting team members own their portfolios from start to finish, according to Lesley Field. “To make that happen, I limit my role to providing guardrail guidance and acting as a sounding board at various steps in the process. We encourage creativity, promote getting feedback from a multitude of sources, and provide top cover so the team feels supported,” she told FedScoop. At OFPP, recent top IT priorities have included establishing the IT Vendor Management Office, promoting the use of innovative business practices and working to shorten the acquisition cycle. Field also explained that as a federal IT leader, your number one concern has to be your staff: “People are everything. Care about and pay attention to the careers of your immediate team and your larger workforce – they are the people who will make your efforts successful,” she said.

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