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The Position Description: A Measure to Manage Employees and Your Organization


This article originally ran in the November/December 2011 print issue of PA TIMES. To read more articles from that print issue, click on Archive in your menu and…

Alternative Roles for a Chief Executive, Part 1



This article is Part 1 of 2. Watch for the second piece next Monday, December 5, 2011.

Tom Bertone

In the May 23, 2011, Online

Emerging Issues: To Act or Not to Act? Is That the Question for Government?


Bill Barnes

David Brooks, the New York Times columnist and PBS political pundit, is often right, usually on the Right, and always thoughtful and charmingly earnest. This time,…

Online Education Catches the Attention of Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, Part 1 of 3


Welcome to PA TIMES Online's newest column, The Learning Corner. The column's author is ASPA member Dovie Dawson (see About the Author box). Columns will be published once…

Remembering

Remembering


Erik Bergrud

I began writing this column on September 12, 2011, seated on an airplane bound for New York’s LaGuardia Airport. The day before, the nation and the…

Management of the New Demographics in the Workplace


This article ran in the August/September 2011 print issue of PA TIMES. Contact Editor Christine Jewett McCrehin ([email protected]) for more information on the print issue. See the Related…

The Ever-Expanding Obama Performance Agenda


This article ran in the August/September 2011 print issue of PA TIMES. Contact Editor Christine Jewett McCrehin ([email protected]) for more information on the print issue. See the Related…

It’s the Economy Stupid!



Bill Barnes

The mess in the U.S. economy is not an ordinary one. So, figuring out what is to be done is not ordinary either.

Blindsided: What Should You Do? Part I


Don Menzel

Suppose you are the administrator of wealthy, upscale county with a strong record of good governance. In fact, you have been the county administrator for 14…

Why Ethics Codes Succeed or Fail


Does your organization have a code of ethics? Is it effective? How do you know? It is widely believed that ethics codes are desirable, even necessary from a professional perspective.…

Big Think Books, Part Two: Cities and Destiny


Bill Barnes

Aerotropolis spins out the consequences of that prophecy. Urban areas will re-orient—and new cities are even now being built—around airports because air travel is the latest…