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Adopting a Norwegian State of Mind: What Norway Is Doing Right

Adopting a Norwegian State of Mind: What Norway Is Doing Right

Norway continues to follow the trend regarding budgetary spending in Europe. Directly affected by petroleum profits that will deliver a budget surplus of $43.7 billion in 2012, the government has chosen…

Outsourcing Government: A Strategic Approach to Partnered Privatization (Part 2)

Outsourcing Government: A Strategic Approach to Partnered Privatization (Part 2)

Part II: Public Administration Today Public Administration deals with the governance of business operations at a local, state and federal level. Specifically, it includes planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling…

Leadership at Divergent Belief Systems

Each of us has a shared system of beliefs and values that systematically define our way of perceiving the world. Our belief systems influence our reasoning and affect our decisions.…

Taking Time to Relax and Release

It was bedtime the day after Thanksgiving when my daughter came to me crying. I looked for signs of blood or injury, but there was none. I asked what’s wrong?…

The Essentials of Democracy

By: Dana-Marie Seepersad The concept of democracy has emerged as a result of a gradual change in the principles that govern the distribution of power in the society. According to…

A Bipartisan Answer to Unemployment in Stagnant Economies

By: Jose Ortiz   Unemployment in America America is facing a crisis of enormous proportions. People are still unemployed although corporations are at record highs for profits and stock values.…

Fishing for a Good Community

  My son Domenic loves to go fishing. Since I am not much of a fisherman, when the opportunity came to go fishing on the Rappahannock River with a family…

Improving Client Outcomes, Reducing Healthcare Costs: Part 1

Improving Client Outcomes, Reducing Healthcare Costs: Part 1

The following article is the first part of a suggested method to reduce healthcare costs and help more people stay healthy.  Look for part II next week. This article introduces…

Viewing the World Through Different Colors

  I am colorblind. I can see colors but have trouble differentiating and identifying them.  I can see all the hues of fall in the leaves – just don’t ask…

Increasing Comprehension

Increasing Comprehension

By: Shami Dugal Hercule Poirot, the Belgian detective created by Agatha Christie is famous for using his “little grey cells” and constantly chides his stalwart sidekick Hastings for depending on…

Characteristics Needed for Effective Leadership

Characteristics Needed for Effective Leadership

By: Dana-Marie Seepersad There is an old proverb which states that leadership is doing the right thing while management is doing things right. Leadership can be classified as a process…