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Work for Free? The HR Challenge: Employer-Intern Relationships

Work for Free? The HR Challenge: Employer-Intern Relationships

Internships can be beneficial to both the student and the organization. They are an inexpensive way to try out new talent and often bring fresh insights and perspectives. As internships…

In Case of Emergency: Engage the Executive

In Case of Emergency: Engage the Executive

During my 10 years working disasters at the federal level, I’ve worked with countless emergency managers and public administrators. I’ve also worked with their executives. It surprises me how often…

Protecting The Public Interest

Protecting The Public Interest

Efficient and reliable public infrastructure is a necessity for growth and sustainable development. Increased population, effects of globalization and expanded economic activities has grown the demand for quality and reliable…

Economic Impact of World Class Health Care Services

The economic future is bright for health care. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care occupations are expected to grow by 29 percent through 2020, the largest growth…

The Quest for Policy

The Quest for Policy

The classic academic concept of politics holds that politicians practice “statecraft” when they overcome political obstacles. Reflective of this view, we call on politicians to rise above political selfishness and…

Beyond Admiring the Problem: The Importance of Data Use

Beyond Admiring the Problem: The Importance of Data Use

Since the introduction of new public management and the National Performance Review, it is now commonplace for publicly-funded programs to collect and report data. To most public sector staff and…

Health Effects of Air Pollution

Health Effects of Air Pollution

National regulation of air pollution began with the Clean Air Act of 1970 (CAA). In its first 20 years the program prevented 205,000 premature deaths and the Environmental Protection Agency…

How Home Rule Cities Can Cooperate

How Home Rule Cities Can Cooperate

A little over four years ago, I conducted a survey with the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) of their member mayors. We asked them about their networking with other members…

BIDs as Partners in Community Wellness

BIDs as Partners in Community Wellness

Business improvement districts have the capacity to be much more than organizations that provide secure, maintained, beautiful downtown shopping and tourist districts. The BID can promote wellness within their community…

Adaptive Strategies for Administrators—Part 1

Adaptive Strategies for Administrators—Part 1

Administrators in the public sector face difficult challenges. They must deal with constant change in their organizations and the outside world, and must decide how to guide their organizations through…

How ISIS Affects U.S. Government Policies

How ISIS Affects U.S. Government Policies

ISIS is an extreme group seeking to establish an Islamic state across the Middle East, targeting their territory with relentless propaganda and publicizing their most gruesome killings to further ideologies.…

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