Back in October 2015, I presented a TED talk at the annual conference of the Municipal Management Association of Southern California (MMASC). The topic was, “The Why of Public Service.” Facing an impressive crowd of some 200 young, up-and-coming local government professionals, I started the session by asking them to contemplate “why public service?” The... Continue Reading →
2,804 Linkedin Views and Counting– “The Why of Public Service”
When I first posted this presentation on Linkedin it was viewed by 1,314 of my professional contacts. After this reposting, it was viewed by an additional 1,458. Since I only post to my contacts I am very pleased that this is a subject that certainly appears to have generated more than just a passing interest.... Continue Reading →
Does Organizational Image Matter?–by Eunju Rho, The University of Akron, Tasek Yun, The University of Georgia, Kanbok Lee, Auburn University, Commentary Response by Stephen G. Harding, Northwestern University
"Organizations need to reaffirm their civic purpose. Organizations that create public value and provide effective public service that makes a difference will attract and retain the next generation of public servants. Governmental organizations in particular need to go beyond their focus on managerial mechanics, process, costs, and efficiency. In simple terms, organizations must balance product... Continue Reading →
USC Bedrosian Center Panel Discussion–Shifting the Burden
https://www.youtube.com/embed/9VHzU7nDSVw"> https://youtu.be/9VHzU7nDSVw Shifting the Burden handout
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