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A Tripodal Approach To Supporting Values-based Decision-making—First Leg: Ethical Awareness

A Tripodal Approach To Supporting Values-based Decision-making—First Leg: Ethical Awareness

Public servants need to understand how our cognitive processes can betray us...…

Character Matters: Inside Out—Doing Out of Being

Character Matters: Inside Out—Doing Out of Being

Character must go through the fire to be purified, much the same as precious metals. The impurities must be burned off and then what remains after having withstood the fire,…

Public Administrators Must Promote Understanding and Acceptance Among People

Public Administrators Must Promote Understanding and Acceptance Among People

For the sake of the country, and to fully answer our call to public service, we must dedicate ourselves to bringing people together for collective positive action.…

Policy and Management: Perfect Together and Critical for Success

Policy and Management: Perfect Together and Critical for Success

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization. By Richard F. KeeveyJune 10, 2022 Introduction Public policy and…

Obesity: A Complex Problem in Times of Pandemic—Part I

Obesity: A Complex Problem in Times of Pandemic—Part I

More than a sudden shock, obesity is the result of a long process of social change that has escalated in intensity, size and duration, affecting more and more places and…

Public Organizations’ Capacity for Creating and Providing Access to Open Educational Resources (OER)

Public Organizations’ Capacity for Creating and Providing Access to Open Educational Resources (OER)

Recent research for OER demonstrates the need for greater collaboration between educators and public organizations, as well as among educators themselves, to focus on OER creation and use in teaching…

Public-Nonprofit Partnerships: Selecting the Right Partners

Public-Nonprofit Partnerships: Selecting the Right Partners

Innovative partnerships can expand the reach of services without the entire financial responsibility being the sole burden of government agencies.…

Decisive Leadership

Decisive Leadership

Great leaders understand how to balance emotion with reason and make decisions that positively impact themselves, their employees, their customers and stakeholders and their organizations. …

Everywhere All at Once

Everywhere All at Once

What we must remember is that taking breaks and focusing on our own wellness is just as important as serving our communities, and at times vitally important in our ability…

The Modernization Imperative

The Modernization Imperative

What will be curious in the next several years is to track the arc of digital transformation initiatives borne out of the exigency of the pandemic and analyze the ultimate…

Institutional Innovation in the Midst of Cultural Change: CDC, the CFA and Mission Mystique

Institutional Innovation in the Midst of Cultural Change: CDC, the CFA and Mission Mystique

New initiatives like the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics will need to serve as the foundation for future successes upon which the CDC can reclaim its reputation. …