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Managers Versus Leaders

Managers Versus Leaders

Leaders are often agents of change and risk takers who are oriented towards long-term results. Managers typically maintain the status quo, control risk, and seek immediate results. Both…

The Relevance of Woodrow Wilson to Egypt in 2019

The Relevance of Woodrow Wilson to Egypt in 2019

Woodrow Wilson once said, "It is becoming harder to run a constitution than to frame one.” In today’s Egypt, this statement couldn't be more relevant.…

Practicing a Value Proposition Perspective

Practicing a Value Proposition Perspective

One way to effectively lead others is through practicing a value proposition perspective. Practitioners of this leadership style seek what’s considered valuable to internal stakeholders. This increases collaboration across an…

Federal Government Shutdown: A Possible Long-Term Solution Worth Considering

Federal Government Shutdown: A Possible Long-Term Solution Worth Considering

The failure of President Trump and Congress to reach an agreement over border security and related issues created the recent 35-day federal shutdown. This, as well as the prospect of…

Eye-Level Government: Public Service Here and Now

Eye-Level Government: Public Service Here and Now

No discipline relies more on discussion than public administration. But we can no longer afford to ignore the stumps in our foundation. While we cannot reasonably solve every problem that…

The Silver Tsunami’s Silver Lining

The Silver Tsunami’s Silver Lining

The phenomenon of recent waves of mass retirees has earned the label, a "Silver tsunami." While the loss of institutional knowledge certainly creates cause for concern in both the public…

Policymaking in the Public Right of Way: Coercive Federalism and Telecommunications Policy

Policymaking in the Public Right of Way: Coercive Federalism and Telecommunications Policy

Preemption of local authority for a common good is at the heart of the American federal system. But telecommunications policy is an area where local authority and federal priority have…

The Future of Human Resource Management: Challenges and Preparation

The Future of Human Resource Management: Challenges and Preparation

Human resource management is designed to maximize employee performance and strategic objectives. What does the future of HR look like and what does that mean for managers?…

Modern Approaches to Homelessness

Modern Approaches to Homelessness

In the modern era, public administrators must re-examine complex social problems like homelessness. The recent Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego exemplifies a city being forced to redefine their approach…

The Theory of Creativity

The Theory of Creativity

There are five main steps to the creative process. Applying their elements to the public sector can bring a fresh look to the way administrators lead and embrace change. …

Building Evaluation Capacity in Government and Nonprofit Agencies

Building Evaluation Capacity in Government and Nonprofit Agencies

If government and nonprofit agencies truly want to identify the extent to which social programs are successful, they will need to pursue practical and realistic strategies that strengthen their evaluation…

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