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How Do We Train for High-Impact Public Leadership?—Part One

How Do We Train for High-Impact Public Leadership?—Part One

The quest for efficiency and effectiveness makes much sense when producing a high-quality product or service at the lowest cost...you want a leadership development program that produces essentially interchangeable leaders.…

A Republic…If You Can Keep It

A Republic…If You Can Keep It

This experiment of the American republic is now in peril of collapse because of a disconnect between what the bipartisan U.S. political establishment promises and what it delivers.…

The Need for UCC: Uniform Civil Code in India

The Need for UCC: Uniform Civil Code in India

The code will simplify the complex laws around marriage ceremonies, inheritance, succession and adoptions making them one for all. The same civil law will then be applicable to all citizens, irrespective…

Celebrating Excellence in Government

Celebrating Excellence in Government

As a way to recognize, thank and celebrate public servants in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University hosted the…

State Influence Over Local Boards of Education: Who’s in Charge Here?

State Influence Over Local Boards of Education: Who’s in Charge Here?

Solid, productive relationships between state and local education stakeholders ultimately inure to the benefit of the education of our children.…

International Measures and Rankings Affecting Public Administration: Is It Possible to Trick the System?

International Measures and Rankings Affecting Public Administration: Is It Possible to Trick the System?

International measures are useful, but we should try to be less obsessive and more objective in our assessment, reporting and analysis.…

Imagine

Imagine

As government managers build their post-pandemic workplaces, they must respond to Millennial expectations if managers want to compete successfully for the best employees.…

The Promise of a Pencil

The Promise of a Pencil

This is the fifth review of books one might not find on a public administration reading list. This month’s book, The Promise of a Pencil, is Adam Braun’s account of…

President Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy Towards the Caribbean

President Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy Towards the Caribbean

As June is National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, it is fitting to take a closer look at President Biden’s policy towards the Caribbean. …

The Beauty Among the Kangaroos: The Perennial Season of Democracy

The Beauty Among the Kangaroos: The Perennial Season of Democracy

Democracy is life-support. It rejects the feudal mindset of control and hate and embraces Freedom as its only conceit—a conceit that is extremely necessary.…

In Government We Trust

In Government We Trust

Besides, the courts, there exists no other government mechanism to adequately resolve disputes. Therefore, trust in courts is paramount. …