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Vulnerability and Courage in Leadership

Vulnerability and Courage in Leadership

As leaders, we manage major personal and workplace decisions to include school openings, budget management and health and safety. We should develop our own toolkit of self-awareness and growth mindset,…

Affordable Housing Concerns Continue in Midst of Coronavirus Pandemic

Affordable Housing Concerns Continue in Midst of Coronavirus Pandemic

By understanding how the public views issues related to affordable housing in the past, and by continuing to support current policies that provide financial relief, policymakers can keep more people…

Why Demonize Public Health Officials for Doing Their Job?

Why Demonize Public Health Officials for Doing Their Job?

If we are to offer reasonable protections to public health officials who are trying to do their jobs and protect the health of the general population, it may be time…

Demographic Factors of Emergency Call Demand

Demographic Factors of Emergency Call Demand

Analyzing demographics should be part of a larger equation when developing a community risk assessment. Measuring community risk also cannot rely on historic demand lines. The Houston Fire Department enlisted…

A Fiasco in Pavements and Contracting Out

A Fiasco in Pavements and Contracting Out

On my daily commute going through South Ninety Street in Cairo, Egypt, I persistently express my amazement about the road pavement condition. I have realized that there are a number…

Hard-Fought Wisdom and Experience: The Importance of a Bipartisan Gubernatorial After-Action Report for COVID-19

Hard-Fought Wisdom and Experience: The Importance of a Bipartisan Gubernatorial After-Action Report for COVID-19

Governors must make certain that the lessons of this pandemic are not lost to history and are remembered, not as partisan soundbites, but as the hard-fought wisdom and experience of…

Mask Wearing—Theater or Obligation?

Mask Wearing—Theater or Obligation?

To wear or not to wear a mask—that’s today’s question. Before you answer, consider the legal, political and ethical bases for subscribing to a pattern of behavior. …

Transitioning From an Empire to a Leading Contributor

Transitioning From an Empire to a Leading Contributor

Administrative leadership is not about being smarter than everybody else—it is about effectively and efficiently guiding individuals to help solve the tough and challenging problems we share.…

The Proposed Wealth Tax—Is it Constitutional? Equitable? Revenue Generating?

The Proposed Wealth Tax—Is it Constitutional? Equitable? Revenue Generating?

In this year’s presidential primaries and debates, there was a lot of interest about a proposed wealth tax for very high-income American taxpayers. This is not a new idea, and…

Washington, District of Controversy: Examining Statehood for America’s Capital

Washington, District of Controversy: Examining Statehood for America’s Capital

The 2020 push to acquire statehood for America’s capital is the most recent chapter in an initiative that has spanned decades, and consensus on the issue is far from unanimous.…

Serving Children and Families with Equity and Inclusion

Serving Children and Families with Equity and Inclusion

It is essential to gather data on the harmful effects of stigma against persons with substance use disorders and cognitive disabilities, and on the effects of trauma and adverse childhood…