Setting the Stage for Political Support of the Public Sector

Voters in many states have demonstrated discontent with the status quo policies and procedures. Some of the presidential candidates have proposed significant change to current policies including health care, immigration, civil rights and more. As public employees, we are concerned about how we could accept or implement such changes. At this time, we must wait… Read More Setting the Stage for Political Support of the Public Sector

A Failure to Coordinate = Citizen Ridicule

In November 2012, with one of the highest election turnouts, Washington State voters legalized recreational marijuana. Though the initiative passed 55 percent to 45 percent statewide, the measure failed in 19 of Washington’s 39 counties. The excitement over the decriminalization of marijuana generated a new industry, with job opportunities and revenue sources via sales and… Read More A Failure to Coordinate = Citizen Ridicule

Public Service Motivation and the Magic Leadership Hat

Sometimes it seems like a leader wears many hats: the manager hat, the coach hat, the counselor hat, the disciplinarian hat, the mediator hat, the visionary hat, the teammate hat, the goal-setter hat, the analyst hat or even the friend hat. Depending upon their specific title and responsibilities, some of these may apply more than… Read More Public Service Motivation and the Magic Leadership Hat