The Advantage Of Learning Just One Thing

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The Advantage Of Learning Just One Thing

Posted on January 13th, by Erin Kennedy in education/training. No Comments

Most of the time the New Year’s Resolution list is a mile long. But how much of last year’s list did you get accomplished? I am cringing here a bit realizing the things I didn’t accomplish. If you did all of it — or if you can even find your 2014 resolution list — congratulations! … Read More »


Dispute Resolution: Public Private Partnerships

Posted on January 13th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Dispute resolution is one of the most critical features within P3s because it facilitates a method of resolving any conflict within the partnership or the project. It also ensures that the project will move forward in a practical and efficient manner. P3s include many stakeholders, are complex projects that require many contractual participants, and are … Read More »


Electoral System: UK & U.S.

Posted on January 12th, by Oscar Pearson in About the Public Sector. No Comments

It’s an exciting time for government. There’s a Presidential election next year in the US, and the UK will choose its Prime Minister in May, just a few months from now.

But how we choose our leaders differs by country – and ultimately influences the result, our governing bodies, and therefore in essence our lives.

There’s a … Read More »


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 »