Public Policy: Economic Growth & Development

Posted on May 9th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

There are numerous forces that function together to enhance economic growth and development. The role of public policy has been one of those forces that can have either a positive or negative impact.

Examples of additional influences are deficits, educational investments, human capital investments, infrastructure investments, and technology and growth of knowledge. It is also critical … Read More »


Is The Media Too Hostile Towards Politicians?

Posted on May 9th, by Oscar Pearson in About the Public Sector. No Comments

In the UK, such publications as The Sun take the cynical position as a default yet the more useful and human response is a neutral one. John Lloyd, in his book What The Media Are Doing To Our Politics, argues the out-of-control media is considerably damaging to the political process – he illustrates how the … Read More »


Government Communicators: The Inside Track

Posted on May 9th, by Chris O'Neil in on the job. No Comments

For as long as there have been government communicators and media who report on government, there has been lively debate on the function and value of government communicators. My post today adds to that discussion between the “flacks” and the “hacks” whose symbiotic relationship fuels our democracy through the free and open exchange of public … Read More »


Consequence Management Boosts Accountability

Posted on May 9th, by Chris Edmonds in on the job. No Comments

Every leader, manager, and supervisor in or out of the government sector struggles to hold team members and teams accountable for performance or for values. One senior leader told me, “It’s so hard to hold people accountable when you’ve known them for years and years. Why don’t they do what they said they’d do?”

I spent 15 years in … Read More »