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Lessons from Davos

Lessons from Davos

The World Economic Forum, held each year in Davos, Switzerland, is typically characterized as a meeting of the world’s movers and shakers in banking, multinational finance and securities markets. Many…

What’s the Bottom Line in Government?

What’s the Bottom Line in Government?

Governments do quite a bit. But by developing a bottom line, local governments can bring clarity, focus and organization to their priorities. …

Training the Next Generation of Federal Government Program and Project Managers

Training the Next Generation of Federal Government Program and Project Managers

As the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA) enters the next three years of implementation, there are promising initiatives aimed to meet the project and program management training challenge.…

Improving Public Administration Conferences

Improving Public Administration Conferences

The regional and national public administration conferences provide intellectually stimulating experiences, plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues and practitioners, as well as a chance to receive practical feedback on…

Lessons from a Long-Time CIO: Otto Doll

Lessons from a Long-Time CIO: Otto Doll

Otto Doll, long-time Chief Information Officer, is easing into retirement now. Yet his years of experience and well-earned esteem are worth examining. A lengthy conversation with Doll elicited a number…

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Fate of the Middle Class

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Fate of the Middle Class

Many middle class families now find themselves living paycheck to paycheck, turning to payday lenders to make ends meet. Yet the institution meant to look out for consumers, the Consumer…

Four Government Website Must-Haves in 2019

Four Government Website Must-Haves in 2019

Government and municipal websites tend to be behind the curve when it comes to features and usability. As we move into the new year, change must become a priority. Here…

Self-Awareness: We Must Learn How to Listen to Ourselves Before Learning How to Listen to Others

Self-Awareness: We Must Learn How to Listen to Ourselves Before Learning How to Listen to Others

Self-awareness is an emotional intelligence competency that lets us recognize and understand our own emotions. This is a vital skill for public leadership.…

How Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Can Help Local Government HR

How Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Can Help Local Government HR

Big data and artificial intelligence can allow local governments to do more with less in an era of simultaneous citizen demands. This technological transition is essential for local governments…

Accountability: The Foundation of Trust in Public Administration

Accountability: The Foundation of Trust in Public Administration

Accountability is more than issuing rewards and punishments. It is about creating truly responsive and responsible public agencies. This is essential for equity and transparency in the public sector. …

Ethics in Public Service

Ethics in Public Service

Ethics in public service is non-negotiable. Ethical behavior is absolutely necessary to create integrity and public trust, as well as to ensure the security of our nation. …