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The Power of Public Service

The Power of Public Service

By Bob & Janet Denhardt Originally published Sept. 13, 2011 Like you, we were devastated and shaken by the tragic events of September 11.  Even now, each hour brings a…

When Things Don’t Go As Planned

When Things Don’t Go As Planned

By Anthony Romanello County Manager, Stafford, VA The signs were so tempting we had to stop. On our way to Tallahassee, my son, Domenic, my daughter Anna and I were…

Strengthening Public Service: Inclusive Management

Strengthening Public Service: Inclusive Management

Today, adequately performing in public service is more important than at any time in the last 40 years. With perceptions from the public generally negative about government, the federal civil…

Workforce and Succession Planning in Government

Workforce and Succession Planning in Government

Nearly ten years ago, we first heard about succession planning in government. In anticipation of massive baby boomer retirements, human resource practitioners were advocating for organizations to consider how to…

Pre-Planning in the World of Volunteer Management

On Wednesday, April 27, 2011, just before midnight, an EF-3 tornado ripped a path of destruction 20 miles long right through the middle of Spalding County, Georgia. Rescue crews and…

The Role of Ethical Behavior in Emergency Management

Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy were not only noteworthy for their destruction, but for their revelation of decisions made by public organizations and the impact these decisions had on groups with…

Strengthening the Federal Workforce: Knowing the Difference Between Novices and Experts

Strengthening the Federal Workforce: Knowing the Difference Between Novices and Experts

Strengthening the federal workforce requires hiring talented individuals and fostering their development into successful public administrators. Effective organizations recruit, hire and develop talented individuals to achieve agency goals. Doing so…

Culture Adjustment to Strengthen the Federal Workforce

“This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.” — Theodore Roosevelt,…

Successful Workforce Planning in the State of California

The State of California employs a vast and diverse workforce of 215,864 full and part-time employees that span 202 state departments, agencies and boards, excluding the California university and California…

Changing the Federal Culture

Changing the Federal Culture

The federal government puts a significant amount of effort into recruiting qualified candidates from across the country. And why shouldn’t it? If we can get the best and brightest to…

Searching for Talent in a Web 2.0 World – Succession Planning Offers Adaptability

Public services can be potentially transformed using succession planning and Web 2.0 tools.  When both tools are combined, government services can be made more transparent, collaborative and interactive.  Without incorporating…