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Healing Communities: Servant Leadership for Municipal Leaders in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Healing Communities: Servant Leadership for Municipal Leaders in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Preparing and empowering local communities to manage through the current pandemic requires highly empathetic and service-oriented municipal leaders. This calls for achieving new frontiers of leadership in municipal governance based…

Pandemic—Bigger than We Think: Part One

Pandemic—Bigger than We Think: Part One

Lyme Disease is not COVID-19, but it is illustrative of the fact that similar problems will keep recurring unless we look at their upstream causes and their intersectionality with disciplines…

Disabled Leadership: An Overview

Disabled Leadership: An Overview

There are numerous examples of Americans with disabilities who have not only succeeded, but also risen to leadership positions in companies, governments and organizations. This leads to the question: what…

On Failure and Turning the Corner

On Failure and Turning the Corner

Once we eventually turn the corner of this pandemic, how will we measure our resilience as individuals, communities and organizations? As I contemplate these things, I am reminded that inherent…

Public Administration and the New Nullification

Public Administration and the New Nullification

Public administration is challenging at the best of times, requiring continuous testing the waters to determine what priorities must be achieved to meet community needs and expectations. It requires working…

Disaster Management: Local Foot Soldiers Press Forward, Unaided but Undeterred

Disaster Management: Local Foot Soldiers Press Forward, Unaided but Undeterred

Sadly, the pandemic has revealed to small local governments across the nation that they are on their own in times of disaster. On the other hand, it is incredibly inspiring…

Why the Conventional Social Determinants of Health Must Include Racism (Part 1: Education)

Why the Conventional Social Determinants of Health Must Include Racism (Part 1: Education)

This article is the first in a three-part series that challenges prevailing social determinants of health models and argues for the explicit inclusion of racism as a critical determinant of…

Moves to Ban Immigration Shortchange Vital Role of Immigrants in America

Moves to Ban Immigration Shortchange Vital Role of Immigrants in America

In looking at the data, and at past experiences, it seems clear that immigration is beneficial for the United States. By supporting all current (and future) members of our community,…

Wanna Quit? Don’t.

Wanna Quit? Don’t.

It’s never been easy to be in the public service, and lately it seems harder than ever. But, don’t quit. When it seems like there is no other path, take…

What You Need to Know Before Applying For Federal Employment: Competitive Service vs. Excepted Service

What You Need to Know Before Applying For Federal Employment: Competitive Service vs. Excepted Service

While there are hundreds of hiring regulations reliant on an agency’s mandate, governance, branch and so on, in this article I will briefly explain two of the most important elements…

Public Administration Mentoring: A Testament to Life-Long Learning

Public Administration Mentoring: A Testament to Life-Long Learning

This article offers a real-world example and progressive professional concepts resulting from a quality co-mentoring experience. We must value the ability to listen completely and allow long-term co-mentoring to take…