How Local Government Decisions Are Made

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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 »


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 »


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 »


Project Management Expertise: Public-Private Partnerships

Posted on November 12th, by Valerie Martinelli in on the job. No Comments

It is important for professionals to have an understanding of the skills necessary within 3Ps as they are increasingly employed. Project management is an important component within public-private partnerships. A project can be defined as a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a singular goal and not a routine operation. A project team typically … Read More »


Underemployment for the Next Generation

Posted on November 8th, by Dana Terry in education/training. No Comments

We are increasingly wasting the potential of a huge portion of our population. Higher Education has increased exponentially in its importance, but nations have not done enough to make it easily accessible by their populations. Currently, the costs of education can overwhelm ambitious youth, and potential future leaders, causing them to lose sight of their goals. … Read More »


Recruiting Millennials for Local Government

Posted on November 8th, by Timothy Evans in About the Public Sector. No Comments

What if I told you that over the next five to 10 years a significant number (potentially over 35%) of local government workers will retire? You would probably respond, “Tell me something that I don’t know.”

Most people are aware of the retirement wave, but very few recognize the environment that local governments will be forced … Read More »


A New Generation in Local Government

Posted on November 8th, by Nafia Khan in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Local government has all the elements a young person yearns for in a profession. The work you do is rewarding and immediate, the people you meet are bright and accomplished, and the communities you work in are strong, vibrant and itching for fresh blood to contribute to them.

According to the University of North Carolina Chapel … Read More »


Don’t Let Bureaucracy Inhibit Inspiration

Posted on November 8th, by Chris Edmonds in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Do your organization’s systems, policies, and procedures inspire team members, help them perform well, and help them serve internal and external customers well? Or do those systems erode inspiration, consistent performance, and great service delivery?

Organizations need rules – and they need to demonstrate disciplined alignment to those rules. Rules can help ensure fairness and consistency … Read More »


Compliance is No Substitute for Commitment

Posted on October 11th, by Gershon Mader in Career Advice. No Comments

Are you part of a compliant or committed organization?

Too many managers and leaders expect and encourage their employees to be compliant. They neglect to fully account for their employees’ desires or opinions.

They assume their employees will automatically commit to a new direction or strategy. They believe they should not have to ask for people’s commitment. … Read More »


Education Infrastructure: Public-Private Partnerships

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

Public-private partnerships have been utilized successfully as an alternative to finance repairs enabling new infrastructure, such as those for roads and bridges.

What has not been discussed is employing P3s for the improvement of our education infrastructure, such as school buildings, curriculum development, or school review.

This involves contracting the private sector to finance, design, and possibly … Read More »