Run for Your Life

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Run for Your Life

Posted on January 12th, by Liam Ryan in education/training. 2 comments

I have been a runner now for over 30 years at a level that many people can probably identify with. I will never be in danger of troubling the elite participants in any race but, at times of consistent training, I can put in a performance that many runners would be proud of. I have … Read More »


Organizational Policy in Local Government

Posted on January 12th, by Stan Skipworth in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Administrators and managers typically author and publish organizational policies, rules, and standards.  But when it comes to actually defining those standards, and the meaning and purpose of those rules, the leaders of the organization will develop common understandings and commitments through those they lead.

These definitions, and more importantly the understanding they support, contribute to the tone of the … Read More »


Local Government: Making a Difference

Posted on January 11th, by Alena Dunham in About the Public Sector. No Comments

As a public service professional, you may have a strong will to work for the federal government. The skills and knowledge that you may have learned through experience or through your MPA program could be utilized by pursuing a career in local government. Making procedures work more effectively, making a difference in your local city … Read More »


How Local Government Decisions Are Made

Posted on December 13th, by Gabe Gabrielsen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

People are often surprised at the decisions local government officials and business leaders make. It’s common to hear individuals say “What the heck were they thinking” when they made that decision? Since I enjoyed fantastic careers in both local government and business I observed the decision making processes of governmental bodies and senior business teams … Read More »


Telecommuting in the Public Sector

Posted on December 13th, by Mardee Handler in About the Public Sector. No Comments

In recent years, the prospect of working remotely – or “telecommuting” – has become a reality for a greater number of employees, including those that work in the public sector. Citrix, the company behind GoToMeeting software, said in a recent blog post that as many as one-fifth of American workers now telecommute, “with the number … Read More »


Are You Likable Enough to Have a Fulfilling Career?

Posted on December 12th, by Martha Duesterhoft in on the job, Trends. 1 Comment

We all have worked with people who build a career based on their deep skills and expertise. However, how many of those people find themselves “derailed” or “topped out” as they move up in an organization because they are difficult and no one really wants to deal with them?

Research has proven, time after time, that people … Read More »


Detroit: A Roadmap to a New City

Posted on December 12th, by TL Cox in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Abuzz with the news that a federal judge approved its restructuring plan November 7, the City of Detroit took another important step in its restoration. Crafted under the guidance of an appointed Emergency Manager (EM), the plan authorizes the City to eliminate $7 billion in liabilities while investing roughly $1.4 billion over ten years, ultimately … Read More »


Guide to Finding a Job on a Dime

Posted on December 10th, by American Public University System in education/training. No Comments

If you are fortunate enough to have a steady income or a large nest egg, you may not think twice about the financial investments of a job search, everything from taking your suits to the cleaners, to printing your resume and business cards, to traveling to and from an interview, job fair, or networking event. … Read More »


Political Risks in Public-Private Partnerships

Posted on December 8th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Professionals must be proficient within risk management in order for a 3P to be successful. Risk management is inclusive of administering many types of risks in order to avert a crisis and cause serious damage to a project. In my last article, I briefly touched on risk assessments within 3Ps. However, one of the principal … Read More »


Veteran Assistance In The Workforce

Posted on November 15th, by Gonzalo Duran in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Transitioning out of the military effects all service members differently. We can prepare ourselves months or years in advance and the outcome may be positive or negative. Some of us may transition without any complications, but those that do have issue’s I would like you to know there are agencies and organizations that want to … Read More »