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Women in Government, Higher Education and Business

Women in Government, Higher Education and Business

Women at the top in government and higher education are advancing far ahead of women executives in business. Why? Explanations may be found on both the demand side and the…

Public Administrators: Efficacy of Multiple Intelligences Theory for Hiring and Promotion Decisions

Public Administrators: Efficacy of Multiple Intelligences Theory for Hiring and Promotion Decisions

In the hiring context of public administration, human resource professionals and organization administrators typically focus on aligning individuals’ experience, knowledge and skills with the established rubric standards of job title…

Alternatives to Workplace Wellness Programs

Alternatives to Workplace Wellness Programs

In the U.S., health issues such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes take a toll on the workplace and ultimately the economy. To combat, many organizations have created wellness programs…

O’ Say Can You See?

O’ Say Can You See?

In our country we are privileged to express what we believe openly and without reprise. If my views contradict your views, it is okay. When those lines become hostile and…

Bracing for Government Funding Cuts: A Call to Action for Nonprofit Leaders

Bracing for Government Funding Cuts: A Call to Action for Nonprofit Leaders

Nonprofit and government organizations have a long history of working together to address social issues and deliver publicly funded programs and services. They often share the same mission and goals…

Is Something Happening Here?

Is Something Happening Here?

Discussion about comprehensive civil service reform has been prominent lately. Such discussion always comes with a new presidential administration because new administrations bring in new policymakers open to major change.…

Big Data for Big Disease: Experiences from Applying Data-Driven Strategies to Combating the Opioid Epidemic

Data collection and analysis in public health has helped detect the crisis and has provided the public with the knowledge on what has happened and where it happened under the…

Observations from the MPA Lectern — The Evident and Not So Evident

Observations from the MPA Lectern — The Evident and Not So Evident

For this cohort of MPA students, the assessment of ability is yet to be determined. For some, punctuality and proper cell phone etiquette will be a challenge. With an age-range…

Get Off the Omnibus!

Get Off the Omnibus!

Bundling is a current problem in the legislative branch. This is an exercise in consolidation; putting many small bills together as one so that smaller earmarks and pork bills can…

When Health Care Providers Answer to Shareholders, Health Suffers

When Health Care Providers Answer to Shareholders, Health Suffers

Medicine is often a long game; health changes, especially for chronic conditions, are not instantaneous. Maintaining someone’s health is the result of creating a long relationship with a trusted healthcare…

The Public Manager’s Imperative: Learning from the Dissimilar

The Public Manager’s Imperative: Learning from the Dissimilar

Thus, public managers need to be eclectic in their search for successes from which to learn. In their quest for operational insights, strategically curious managers need not be constrained by…

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