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Employee Valuation: The “A-ha” Moment!

Employee Valuation: The “A-ha” Moment!

Are Administrators not investing in people because of low output (read: productivity and widgets), or, as Administrators, have we underinvested in our greatest commodity: People? We must have an “A-ha”…

The Tragedy of Public Management

The Tragedy of Public Management

Public managers must be guardians of the public trust who know how to help build a Good Society. Sustainability — which stresses justice across the interdependent domains of the economy,…

State of the Nation in U.S. Healthcare: What Has Changed for 2018?

State of the Nation in U.S. Healthcare: What Has Changed for 2018?

One short year ago, with inauguration of a new President and more conservative Congressional control, American citizens were pondering the future of not only the Patient Protection and Affordable Care…

Teleological Approaches to Wildfires

Teleological Approaches to Wildfires

As leaders in charge of public safety, administrators must look outside the box and reframe their ethical perspectives in decision making. It is time to shift the focus of fire…

Where are Government’s Great Places to Work?

Where are Government’s Great Places to Work?

The train has left the station. In every other sector there is a focus on the policies and practices which make organizations “great places to work.” Government’s workforce problems—the aging…

Leadership Lessons We Can Learn from Dr. Martin Luther King’s Life of Service

Leadership Lessons We Can Learn from Dr. Martin Luther King’s Life of Service

King finished the speech outline at about midnight and then wrote a draft in longhand. One of his aides who went to King's suite that night saw words crossed out…

Ten Notable Resources for Cross-sector Collaboration in Rural Areas

Ten Notable Resources for Cross-sector Collaboration in Rural Areas

The Intersector Project presents resources on cross-sector collaboration in rural areas -- cases, articles, multimedia and reports which tackle topics ranging from rural sustainability to improving education to providing broadband…

Ideas for a Federal Government Intervention to Improve Conditions in the U.S. South

Ideas for a Federal Government Intervention to Improve Conditions in the U.S. South

A 2017 report on health outcomes in the states highlights how poorly populations in the South are fairing when it comes to their physical well-being. Privately, many of my colleagues…

How MPA Students Can Have an Edge

How MPA Students Can Have an Edge

I suggest MPA courses be heavily weighted toward practitioner skills and knowledge to give students the best chance in a tough job market. MPA students can gain an edge in…

State Preemption of Local Government: Shutting the Door for Addressing the Future Needs of Society

State Preemption of Local Government: Shutting the Door for Addressing the Future Needs of Society

A principle component of federalism is the division of powers between the federal government, states and localities. In our era of national policy paralysis, a common catchphrase has been that…

Funding Community Development

Funding Community Development

Battles within local government budgets are heating up. Tight budgets are nothing new for municipalities of course, but there are several factors that make this moment especially difficult for local…

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