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In the Pursuit of Diversity: The Importance of Accepting Responsibility for Failure

In the Pursuit of Diversity: The Importance of Accepting Responsibility for Failure

As the second decade of the 21st century rounds up, the nation still faces a major setback in the workplace—the lack of diversity. Researchers and employers in public and private…

Development, Equity and Self-Determination

Development, Equity and Self-Determination

A promising new model for urban and community development called the Protocol appears to understand how the untapped power of the community can be harnessed to achieve more equitable planning.…

A Public Leader’s Challenge: Technology as an Organizational Core Competency

A Public Leader’s Challenge: Technology as an Organizational Core Competency

As we move into the post-digital era, a focus on technological competencies is critical for public organization success.…

Citizenships for Sale?

Citizenships for Sale?

The newly approved law to allow foreigners to buy Egyptian citizenship was quietly endorsed with little debate. It triggers a number of questions; Why now and why all the…

Knowledge Landscapes

Knowledge Landscapes

By intuition, knowledge landscapes should highlight the innovation, history, culture and people of an area. Knowledge landscapes are redefining bureaucratic spaces each time that we discover a technological invention that…

Which Leadership Lesson are You Learning?

Which Leadership Lesson are You Learning?

Leadership encompasses a great variety of styles and perspective. This article provides a few quick tips to begin thinking about coaching in the workplace; particularly, leadership coaching to increase employee…

Policymaking in the Public Right-of-Way: Car Sharing

Policymaking in the Public Right-of-Way: Car Sharing

Who benefits when we can all profit from the right-of-way?…

Crystal Agencies: Visualizing How Government Agencies Affect the United States Data Ecosystem

Crystal Agencies: Visualizing How Government Agencies Affect the United States Data Ecosystem

Visualizing how government big data helps spur economic activity and innovation will lead to better and more effective policymaking. Agencies can map the data ecosystem of major economic sectors. They…

The EMS Crisis We Are Facing Today

The EMS Crisis We Are Facing Today

It is incumbent for elected officials to gain a thorough understanding of EMS and the benefits provided to a community. Merely relying on an ambulance that is not devoted…

That Which We Call a Rose…Might Not Be the Same Thing at All

That Which We Call a Rose…Might Not Be the Same Thing at All

Scientific precepts have and will come and go—economic ones too—but the center of health care, the bond between patient and practitioner, will stay central to all practice unless we allow…

Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care: When the Bough Breaks

Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care: When the Bough Breaks

Unless the federal government amends the Medicare Hospice Benefit Act of 1986 to be more child and parent friendly, or states follow the lead of the Massachusetts Pediatric Palliative Care…