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It is Not Always in Black and White: Why Diversity Matters

It is Not Always in Black and White: Why Diversity Matters

The top priority for many organizations today when it comes to recruitment and hiring should be creating and maintaining a diverse workforce who can move the organization forward. First, human…

I Cannot Tell a Lie — George Washington Did Own a Whiskey Distillery!

I Cannot Tell a Lie — George Washington Did Own a Whiskey Distillery!

This month’s column is full of fun — fun-filled facts and other oddities about our 44 U.S. Presidents. After all, February 19 is Presidents Day. What better time to discover…

Organizational Core Values: Ignore at Your Own Risk

Organizational Core Values: Ignore at Your Own Risk

A significant part of the answer is the failure by leadership at all levels to take the steps necessary to not only develop meaningful core values, but also to integrate…

Ten Notable Resources for State Elected Officials Involved in Cross-sector Collaboration

Ten Notable Resources for State Elected Officials Involved in Cross-sector Collaboration

Here we present resources for state elected officials involved in cross-sector collaboration — tools, articles and reports about topics ranging from governors’ involvement in education to enacting legislation for transportation…

A Representative Democracy Requires a Representative Bureaucracy

A Representative Democracy Requires a Representative Bureaucracy

As the United States pushes for greater demographic diversity of its political representatives, it must also recognize the value of having diverse agencies. Through public elections and the delegation of…

Transforming the Government Human Resources Office

In 2017, the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) concluded an intense study of public sector human resources management. IPMA-HR performed the study because government human resource departments…

Public Service – Music To Our Ears

Public Service – Music To Our Ears

The public relies on us and we rely on ourselves to make a spiritual difference in the lives of the people we help to change each day. When we reach…

Thoughts about Decision Making in Government

Thoughts about Decision Making in Government

Public administrators go through a two-step process in making decisions. First, they determine what the applicable law requires. If they have discretion, they make decisions pretty much like everyone else.…

Academic Inequality in the Urban School Setting: Funding Disparities that Lead to Educational Disadvantages

Academic Inequality in the Urban School Setting: Funding Disparities that Lead to Educational Disadvantages

Education is key in the formation of a well-educated society where dreams are met, goals are achieved and the economic systems of our country flourish as students’ graduate college and…

Public Administrators Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce

Public Administrators Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce

Effective leadership cannot afford to have unconscious bias affecting the goals of the organization and the cohesiveness of teams within the organization.…

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