DISCUSSION ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS You will post one thread of at least 750-800 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of the assigned Module: Week. You must support your assertions with at least 4 scholarly citations in APA format. Each reply must incorporate at least 2 scholarly citation(s) in APA format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include texts, articles, presentations, the Bible, blogs, videos, etc. Part 1: So What? • Are managing information and maximizing technology important to me as an elected or appointed public official, administrator, citizen, or other public sector stakeholder? • Why or why not? Part 2: If So, Now What? • What actions am I going to take that will maximize my effectiveness in managing information to improve public services? • How will I stay current on emerging technologies that may have potential for improving public sector services? • As a person with a doctorate you will be expected to know how to engage others and lead transformational, organizational change. So, please include several helpful principles from the videos above about how to do that. Part 3: Guiding Principles • Which principles will guide me in sifting through data and analyzing information that can help me do my work and benefit the persons I (and my agency) serve? • Synthesize the above with a Biblical model of government and statesmanship.