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It is Not Always in Black and White: Why Diversity Matters

It is Not Always in Black and White: Why Diversity Matters

The top priority for many organizations today when it comes to recruitment and hiring should be creating and maintaining a diverse workforce who can move the organization forward. First, human…

Lagging and Leading Indicators of Government Performance Management

Lagging and Leading Indicators of Government Performance Management

All performance indicators can be broadly divided into two categories – lagging indicators and leading indicators. Lagging indicators measure the current results of our past efforts, whereas leading indicators measure…

Lessons from the Government Shutdown

Lessons from the Government Shutdown

Needs are infinite, resources are finite and values are contested. Such is the reality of public administration in a democracy, and public employees are used to working effectively under this…

Where Have All the Practitioners Gone? Securing the Active Practitioner for Adjunct Instruction

Where Have All the Practitioners Gone? Securing the Active Practitioner for Adjunct Instruction

As a former practitioner who transitioned after 20 years into academia, pulling practicing public managers into the classroom as adjuncts is a priority. Professional public managers who serve as adjunct…

Advancing the Research and Practice Agenda on Local Government-Nonprofit Relationships in Developing Countries

Advancing the Research and Practice Agenda on Local Government-Nonprofit Relationships in Developing Countries

The work of scholars and practitioners has not thoroughly examined the relationships between local governments and NGOs in developing countries. For most part, the focus primarily is on developed countries…

The Crisis of Meaning

The Crisis of Meaning

When employees don’t feel valued and don’t feel their work is valued, or can’t see how their work ties into the bigger picture, they lose meaning. Because work feels like…

Public Administration in Today’s Troubled World

Public Administration in Today’s Troubled World

The profession of public administration is an ancient and high calling to service within the varied institutions of government. Since its creation in 1939, ASPA has been a consistent advocate…

Ask Not

Ask Not

Questions persist today about what motivates public servants. One columnist dismisses President Kennedy’s appeal as a “cloak” and asserts those who take his words at face value are “ignoring that…

Pitching Politics

Pitching Politics

People pay taxes to their local state and federal government, as required by law, without consideration of specific services government provides. In the private sector, people choose to pay for…

Status Quo and Loss of Direction

Status Quo and Loss of Direction

Winston Churchill, the former British Prime Minister and one of the greatest wartime leaders of modern history, was voted out of office in July 1945, just two months following the…

Social Justice in Southside Chicago

Social Justice in Southside Chicago

American history is fraught with thousands of examples of community groups that brought national attention to their causes and community needs. These groups force us, as public and nonprofit managers,…

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