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A Different Take on Leadership Qualities

A Different Take on Leadership Qualities

Experience has taught me that there are 14 critically important qualities for managers of all types. If city and county managers possess these qualities, I am convinced they can be…

Cyber Space Enabled Role for Public Administrators in Writing History: Developing Countries’ Context

Cyber Space Enabled Role for Public Administrators in Writing History: Developing Countries’ Context

Since public administrations have always been charged with keeping records straight, what is their role in making sure history is not manipulated?…

Prosecutorial Discretion vs Directive: Impacts on Policy & Policing

Prosecutorial Discretion vs Directive: Impacts on Policy & Policing

Most people agree that criminal justice reform is needed, and diversion programs may be preferable in some cases. But who should decide? The Rule of Law is a principle under…

Infusing Equity into Public Budgets: The Gender Perspective

Infusing Equity into Public Budgets: The Gender Perspective

Opening the core routines of budgeting to include equity will shine a light on inequitable social and economic policies and make government fairer and more responsive.…

Operation Warp Speed: A Template for Successful Public/Private Partnerships

Operation Warp Speed: A Template for Successful Public/Private Partnerships

On May 15, 2020, the Trump Administration implemented Operation Warp Speed (OWS) to develop therapeutics and a vaccine to combat COVID-19. What follows are this author’s three most important takeaways…

COVID-19 Accelerates the Acceptance of Agile Government

COVID-19 Accelerates the Acceptance of Agile Government

All the governments made mistakes and stumbled in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, government officials learned much and made great strides in reinventing government policymaking and delivery of services.…

Pandemic, Parenting and Academic Productivity—Oh My!

Pandemic, Parenting and Academic Productivity—Oh My!

While the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged United States communities, it has placed numerous additional burdens on parents and children, especially women seeking tenure-track appointment at universities. …

Reframing Public Policy for Centenarians

Reframing Public Policy for Centenarians

Our goal in America should be to include older adults in work and community spheres. We need to embrace programs and policies that address the demographics of America’s aging population.…

Feeling Unsure Doesn’t Make You an Imposter

Feeling Unsure Doesn’t Make You an Imposter

The answer to addressing imposter syndrome isn’t to focus on fixing individuals, but rather to develop supportive workplace environments that acknowledge and welcome a variety of leaders and leadership styles.…

The 2020 Census and Its Likely Impact on State and Local Government Finances

The late release of census data is concerning for state and local governments, in regards to mandated reapportionment and independent redistricting commission efforts, as well as for meeting mandated budget…

Blackface Dance and Perceptual Gaps Between China and the World in the Age of Belt and Road

Blackface Dance and Perceptual Gaps Between China and the World in the Age of Belt and Road

While the intent of the Chinese Spring Gala dance may be to promote unity with African nations, when the Gala meets an international audience, people with different backgrounds, nationalities, norms…