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Leadership in a Crisis

Leadership in a Crisis

Public leaders, elected or appointed, are selected based on the needs of the time, which means they are selected primarily to lead in a stable environment. When a crisis occurs,…

The Crisis-Conscious Leader—Time to Focus on Your People

The Crisis-Conscious Leader—Time to Focus on Your People

Transparency and authenticity in communications and actions are paramount to successful organizations before and during crisis. Leaders who demonstrate authentic and genuine care will also receive that from their employees.…

Cultivating Leadership in the Public Sector

Cultivating Leadership in the Public Sector

Cultivating leadership within the work culture is a top priority for public servants. Excellent leaders provide continued support and nurture individuals into becoming better than their yesterday. …

Responding and Adapting to a New Normal: An MPA Student’s Perspective

Responding and Adapting to a New Normal: An MPA Student’s Perspective

While the decision to promote teleworking and virtual classes was made with the health and wellbeing of the students and faculty in mind, it is difficult to process the changes…

Is Africa prepared for the Coronavirus?

Is Africa prepared for the Coronavirus?

Africa not only needs to be prepared for the Coronavirus; she needs to be prepared to provide a good healthcare system for her people. …

The Folly of Limiting Terms of the People’s Elected Representatives

The Folly of Limiting Terms of the People’s Elected Representatives

This article explores a concept that has been often proposed as a, “Democratic reform,” but is actually anti-democratic at its core when applied to legislative bodies. That concept is known…

Public Interest vs. Elected Leaders’ Interest in Staying in Power

Public Interest vs. Elected Leaders’ Interest in Staying in Power

“Public interest,” and, “Public value,” are both very elusive concepts that have puzzled a lot of politicians, public administrators and citizens alike.…

Flu Fighters: Public Service Heroes

Flu Fighters: Public Service Heroes

In this article, we discuss the federal and state efforts, often linked and aligned, to combat the COVID-19 scourge and put it behind us. Thank you to the public service…

What Is Citizenship, and What Fruits Can It Bear?

What Is Citizenship, and What Fruits Can It Bear?

What is citizenship? Here we will explore three defining components—public participation (P2), education and community—and how these things come together synergistically to support the resolution of governmental and societal issues.…

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