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Inspiration Is All Around Us

Inspiration Is All Around Us

You never know what you can do or who you can inspire until you are tested, a metamorphosis in a time of challenge. Inspiration is truly all around us.…

Wicked or Tame? The Duality of COVID-19

Wicked or Tame? The Duality of COVID-19

Tame problems are scientific problems and they can be solved. Ten properties are used to distinguish wicked and tame problems. In this article, I use the ten properties to highlight…

Why Create an Age-Friendly University? It Will Help to End Ageism

Why Create an Age-Friendly University? It Will Help to End Ageism

Becoming an Age-Friendly University or college has benefits for higher education’s survival and for better preparation of students to succeed in their careers. It will also prepare coming generations to…

Ethical Dilemmas: The Crucibles of Public Service

Ethical Dilemmas: The Crucibles of Public Service

An ethical dilemma or ethical paradox is a decisionmaking problem between two possible moral imperatives. Following are some examples of ethical dilemmas that may constitute a personal crucible for you—an…

Shakespeare and Public Administration

Shakespeare and Public Administration

The lessons from Shakespeare’s plays that deal with power are especially poignant for government officials today.…

One or Two Houses of Parliament: Would it Make a Difference?

One or Two Houses of Parliament: Would it Make a Difference?

We have just had elections in Egypt for an upper house of parliament—a senate, or in Arabic, “Majlis el sheyoukh.” Is there an urgent need to have a bi-cameral political…

The National Debt—Going, Going, Gone? Part 2 (of 2 articles)

The National Debt—Going, Going, Gone? Part 2 (of 2 articles)

The American economy will recover from the crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the recovery in some sectors will take longer than others. The 2024 out-year projection may not…

Lean Regulation

Lean Regulation

Lean process improvement principles can be used to improve services without sacrificing standards. A lean regulatory process can require transparent decisionmaking based on objective criteria. Such a process could earn…

Knowledge Management Across the Generations

Knowledge Management Across the Generations

Communicating is about the message and its meaning. Both newer and senior staff need to keep these aspects in mind when sharing and managing knowledge.…

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