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Archive: February 27, 2011 - March 5, 2011

Leadership requires balance and fairness

Leadership, above all, depends on fairness and trust. Sacrifice, and doing the hardest jobs in our communities, is done willingly and well when...

By Marie Wilson | March 2, 2011; 5:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

You get what you pay for--even with state employees

Somehow we have come to believe that there is a trade-off between being fiscally sound and paying people well. But that trade-off is mostly a myth...

By Jeffrey Pfeffer | March 2, 2011; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (10)

Governor Walker's tightrope walk

This question presents a false dichotomy: restoring the state's fiscal health and the longer-term challenge of leading a governmental enterprise are not opposing forces that need to be balanced, but instead complementary goals that...

By Coro Fellows | March 1, 2011; 3:40 PM ET | Comments (20)

Different versions of truth

Neither side is able to explore any other options at this point because they have made their current positions sacrosanct. The overarching issue of achieving fiscal health has been lost in the hard-line rhetoric...

By Katherine Tyler Scott | March 1, 2011; 3:38 PM ET | Comments (6)

Managing with unions

Where unions exist in business and government, leaders should be working together to make their organizations more...

By Michael Maccoby | March 1, 2011; 1:57 PM ET | Comments (1)

Painting yourself into a corner

Even if Walker wins, he won't get any extra budget savings, and he's surely going to make it harder to...

By Donald Kettl | March 1, 2011; 8:51 AM ET | Comments (5)

Wisconsin has two fiscal problems

Should he lose--should voters in Wisconsin decide that his policies with regard to public employee unions are too harsh--it will likely be a long time before they will be tried again...

By George Daly | March 1, 2011; 8:46 AM ET | Comments (5)

Don't sabotage your own strategy

If you are going to use a "burning platform" as an impetus for change, then it does not make sense to extinguish the fire before you get what you want...

By John Baldoni | February 28, 2011; 6:39 PM ET | Comments (5)

Walker must win hands down

Nothing Governor Walker can do will cause rank and file union members to implement his taxpayer-oriented policies...

By Slade Gorton | February 28, 2011; 6:34 PM ET | Comments (18)

Unions, the government's low-hanging fruit

It is in management's nature to seek fiscal cuts. It's up to the rest of us, union and non-union members alike, to resist these types of radical changes to our ways of work...

By Amy Fraher | February 28, 2011; 5:21 PM ET | Comments (10)

Gov. Walker is overreaching on some solutions

Irrespective of whether these benefits are bargained or not, there needs to be more transparency regarding the design of these government plans as compared to major employers in the private sector...

By David Walker | February 28, 2011; 5:09 PM ET | Comments (11)

 
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