USAID Leadership Philosophy

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USAID's Leadership Philosophy enables leadership at all levels to foster a culture of respect, learning, and accountability

At USAID, we believe leaders:


Leaders cultivate a passion for mission in ourselves and our partners, and champion a collective vision.


Leaders create opportunities for all voices and perspectives to be heard and valued in an environment of trust.

Develop Leaders

Leaders strengthen the workforce through continuous learning and regular coaching and mentoring.

Promote Well-being

Leaders are mindful and care for the well-being of ourselves and others.


Leaders encourage informed risk-taking and inspire curiosity, creativity, and innovation.

Act and Empower

Leaders make informed decisions, delegate authority, communicate the decision-making process openly, and ensure timely action.

Advance Accountability

Leaders hold themselves, colleagues, and team accountable for doing what they say they will do.



Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 3:15pm