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Blindsided: What Should You Do? Part I


Don Menzel

Suppose you are the administrator of wealthy, upscale county with a strong record of good governance. In fact, you have been the county administrator for 14…

Why Ethics Codes Succeed or Fail


Does your organization have a code of ethics? Is it effective? How do you know? It is widely believed that ethics codes are desirable, even necessary from a professional perspective.…

Big Think Books, Part Two: Cities and Destiny


Bill Barnes

Aerotropolis spins out the consequences of that prophecy. Urban areas will re-orient—and new cities are even now being built—around airports because air travel is the latest…

Big Think Books See Big Roles for Cities in Big Global Changes, Part 1


Bill Barnes

“There is no Frigate like a Book to take us Lands away.”–Emily Dickinson

A flotilla of Big Think Books (BTBs) about cities has heaved into…

Take the Next Step

Take the Next Step


Erik Bergrud

Although it is oh-so tempting, I will not offer you a refrain of President Kennedy’s famous “ask not what your country can do for you” quote…

Alternative Roles For Professional Public Managers, Part 2


This is Part 2 of a two part series. You will find a link to Part 1 in the Related Articles box at the end of this article.

Purchasing with a Purpose: Proactive Public Procurement Important to Emergency Response and Recovery

Purchasing with a Purpose: Proactive Public Procurement Important to Emergency Response and Recovery


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Alternative Roles For Professional Public Managers, Part 1


This is Part 1 of a two part series. Part 2 will be published Monday, May 30, 2011.

Thomas L. Bertone

In the June 28, 2010,

Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) May 1-7, 2011

Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) May 1-7, 2011


Erik Bergrud

Happy Public Service Recognition Week! How are you commemorating this annual effort to honor public servants at all levels of government for the work they do…

ASPA (Still) on the Move!


This article was published in the March/April 2011 print edition of PA TIMES. Email Editor Christine McCrehin at [email protected] for information on how to subscribe to the paper.


Congress Overhauls Results Act, Wants Results


This article ran in the March/April 2011 print issue of PA TIMES. Email Editor Christine McCrehin at [email protected] for information on how to subscribe to the paper.

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