The Shale Boom and You

Posted on July 9th, by Brigham A. McCown in About the Public Sector. No Comments

The energy renaissance is a common label awarded to the nation’s recent increased productivity of shale oil and gas. The costs and benefits of this upturn pose numerous implications, which affect not only the energy industry, but consequently local government, economic development, and the labor market.

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The most obvious implications of the nation’s shale … Read More »


Tea, Tax and a Revolution

Posted on July 9th, by Gabe Gabrielsen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

We recently celebrated the 4th of July and I couldn’t help but think back to my years in local government where I learned Americans disliked paying taxes – any kind of taxes – Federal, State and Local – but especially local property taxes and that so many candidates who ran for local office proclaimed – … Read More »


Life as a State Social Work Contractor

Posted on July 9th, by H.E. James in About the Public Sector, Trends. No Comments

State agencies of every order use their power and budgets to contract others to do their work. These budgets shrink considerably when they are used for services like behavioral healthcare for children. In the case of adult services, the struggle as a state contractor is even greater.

Laura (name changed for privacy), a veteran social worker, … Read More »


Being Radical in a Leadership Role

Posted on July 9th, by Stan Skipworth in education/training. No Comments

Like many others, I have read and appreciated the insights of Steve Farber’s The Radical LEAP, and seen in many instances the various ways in which love, energy, audacity and power have been key ingredients in the advancing successes of our organizations.  And like many others, recent team successes in my own organization caused me to exercise a process I have … Read More »