Most of my classroom managerial texts are long gone. They had well outlived their time. But for one reason or another, I've seem to keep the ones that had some sort of impact, something beyond the obvious, something beyond organizational cliches. "The Essential Drucker" is one of them. As stated on the cover, it is... Continue Reading →
Nobody In Charge–Essays on the Future of Leadership, by Harlan Cleveland
Although this collection was written some 15 years ago, it reads like it was published yesterday. Back in my own graduate school days, anything written by Harlan Cleveland was a must read. When anyone is acknowledged by the "Leaders" of a given field, we should know that his or her work is worth more than... Continue Reading →
Another Opportunity to Guest Lecture by Stephen G. Harding, Committee Chair on the Third Edition—Managers as Teachers: A Practitioners Guide to Teaching Public Administration.
https://icma.org/documents/managers-teachers This Thursday will mark my fourteenth time wearing the guest lecturer’s hat. These are always fun to do. In years past, the requests were predicated on my technical expertise. I was asked to lecture about some topical specialization. It could be related to real estate development, fiscal impact, public financing mechanisms, or the latest... Continue Reading →
The Death of Social Studies–by Todd Stanley
We have only ourselves to blame for the death of Social Studies. by Todd Stanley Today in the state of Ohio, Social Studies met its untimely death. The cause of death is disinterest in the subject area as evidenced by the elimination of state tests in 4th and 6th grades. This acts as the... Continue Reading →
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