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Leading from the Front: Where are You in the Formation?

Leading from the Front: Where are You in the Formation?

Leading from the front serves as a whetstone for a leader’s skill sets, ensuring the leader is ready and prepared for the most demanding of situations.…

Defining Value as a Return on Investment (ROI)

Defining Value as a Return on Investment (ROI)

The term, “Return on Investment,” or ROI, is a common one in both the public and private sectors. Governments can measure ROI in different ways, not only in terms of…

Get With The Program: Radio and Women’s Empowerment in Kenya

Get With The Program: Radio and Women’s Empowerment in Kenya

Women in Kenya face great challenges. Many of them are now finding their voice through a women’s radio group listening initiative spearheaded by civil society organizations in the region. …

A Sick Reality: The Unfettered Spread of Disinformation Regarding Mental Health

A Sick Reality: The Unfettered Spread of Disinformation Regarding Mental Health

This piece hopes to raise awareness and begin the conversation surrounding mental health in the field of public administration, and within broader society.…

For United States Schools of Public Policy, Is It Good Enough to Keep Muddling Through?

For United States Schools of Public Policy, Is It Good Enough to Keep Muddling Through?

Why there should be concern about the future of public policy schools amidst the landscape of professional graduate education in the 21st century? The lack of educational brand identity is…

Transparency Despite Lack of Local Journalists

Transparency Despite Lack of Local Journalists

Practitioners and the public are losing a key ally in the transparency battle: local journalists.…

Are National Ranking Systems Influencing Performance-Based Funding Models in Higher Education?

Are National Ranking Systems Influencing Performance-Based Funding Models in Higher Education?

Are national ranking systems influencing performance-based funding models in higher education, and if so, is it really a bad thing? Is this the struggling transitional phase of higher education realigning…

Electoral College Raises More Constitutional Questions Than Just Faithless Electors

Electoral College Raises More Constitutional Questions Than Just Faithless Electors

The issue of faithless electors, though not a political or constitutional problem in the past, is an important constitutional question that should be answered by the Supreme Court ahead of…

Improving on the Weberian Ideal: Bureaucracy and Spirituality in the Workplace

Improving on the Weberian Ideal: Bureaucracy and Spirituality in the Workplace

In modern public bureaucracies, familiarity with the concept of spiritual capital can assist in advancing leadership and management initiatives designed to improve effectiveness and efficiency, creating value throughout the public…