Round #3: Make Strategic Plans For Success! Eventually, decisions must be made. When considering your options, it's a good idea to think ahead! Visualize your goals with an action plan that outlines the steps to achievement and can chart your next move. Unanticipated developments will happen, but if you are aware they exist, it is … Continue reading :: decision making ::
Round #2: Together, We Can Make It Better! Another pattern I observed is that living in competition with others is not a sustainable practice. Competition results in a victor while others are defeated, and as participants in a competitive world at some point I assume we will all be defeated. It seems so enervating when … Continue reading :: decision making ::
Round #1: No Regrets We make decisions every day. Very important, less important, innocuous. Some of these decisions have far-reaching or lasting effects - intentional, anticipated, or otherwise - and we must deal with the outcomes. When navigating professional realms, I observed consistencies across the multiple sectors of employment. I noticed that an ability to … Continue reading :: decision making ::
Public servants often have dreams of changing the world and improving the conditions of their community. It is an admirable and selfless goal, and with my MPA degree I anticipated a career of personal fulfillment and a sustainable amount of sacrifice for the greater good. Unfortunately, my brief experience as a clerk of court was … Continue reading :: detour ahead ::
It has been an interesting transition from the intensive journey of academia to the real world of public service ... Waking before the sun rises and returning home with a series of paper cuts is part and parcel of bureaucracy. The most definitive lesson of adulthood thus far is how individual success depends on the … Continue reading :: a deputy of justice ::
It's official: I mastered Arts and Sciences! The MPA Class of 2018 at Bowling Green State University!
"Do not be a jerk. Jerks don't get ahead in the long run."
An overview of my strengths and accomplishments in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate program at Bowling Green State University (BGSU):
Public Policy Analysis & Program Evaluation is excellent! Our textbook is filled with references to a Michael Patton, and yesterday, I read the best advice EVER: Remember the first rule of public service: "First, don't do anything stupid."
Just remember it's a conversation ...