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Keys to Success in Public Management: From the Mouths of New and Experienced Managers

Keys to Success in Public Management:  From the Mouths of New and Experienced Managers

As academics and practitioners conduct research and dialogue about the competencies for successful public management, we can pull key strengths from three categories; relationships, leadership and humility.…

Fun Night Out: Dinner and a School Board Meeting!

Fun Night Out: Dinner and a School Board Meeting!

If you want to exercise your civic duties, find out what schools accomplish with your tax dollars. I heartily recommend attending dinner and a school board meeting. School boards can…

A County’s Unnecessary Infrastructure Grade of “F”

A County’s Unnecessary Infrastructure Grade of “F”

A family of two gets a water bill for $800. Another family of two in the same county gets a water bill for only $65, but a single person in…

Inclusiveness: A New Term for an Old Ideal

Inclusiveness: A New Term for an Old Ideal

A key aspects of having an inclusive workforce is being representatively diverse, where the umbrella of inclusiveness allows all employees to maximize their extrinsic and intrinsic motivational forces. The concept…

What Viral Videos Can Teach About Urban Preservation and How This Can Help Transform Public Administration

What Viral Videos Can Teach About Urban Preservation and How This Can Help Transform Public Administration

The explosion of viral videos in the 21st century has provided a unique and often overlooked source of social commentary regarding how we use and preserve public spaces.…

Venezuela and The Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy Towards the Caribbean

Venezuela and The Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy Towards the Caribbean

Five Caribbean leaders were invited to the, “Trump-Caribbean Summit,” enticed by promises of economic and energy investments in their countries as their reward for breaking with the current President of…

Government vs. Philanthropy: Who’s Winning?

Government vs. Philanthropy: Who’s Winning?

It has become increasingly common for foundations and other philanthropic organizations to fill in financial gaps created by a lack of government services. However, this doesn't always work in the…

Artificial Intelligence: An Artificial Alarm for National Security?

Artificial Intelligence: An Artificial Alarm for National Security?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming every walk of life. The impacts of AI on the United States economy, culture and national defense are worth examining. Has AI made us more…

ADA Website Accessibility Guide

ADA Website Accessibility Guide

Protections for those with disabilities are being enforced across the digital landscape. Here are five practices that will make your website experience more accessible to all who use it.…

Public Sector Entrepreneurship: PART II

Public Sector Entrepreneurship: PART II

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization. By Marvin N. PichlaMarch 31, 2019 Several years ago I highlighted…

A Leader’s Actions

A Leader’s Actions

To help cultivate success you have to develop your soft skills. There is no way around it. Communication is the key to developing our strengths as a team, identifying our…