Category Archives: Government

All things related to government. This is more than just U.S. government too.

Disruptive Diplomacy

This post was originally published by Portland as part of a series of articles on digital diplomacy and the G8.   Diplomacy, and how we define diplomacy, is changing. No longer is it just an art for the elite or … Continue reading

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Digital Diplomacy Open House

The Digital Diplomacy Coalition (DDC) is excited to announce we will be hosting the first Digital Diplomacy Open House and reception.  This event is part of Social Media Week DC.  This open house will bring together fourteen different embassies and … Continue reading

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The Leadership Choice

I am not much of a creative writer, but please be patient with my attempt at storytelling. There once was a great and powerful king who was known for being a kind and just king.  He owned a vast kingdom … Continue reading

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Tips for Government Transparency

People often ask me how to make government more transparent?  What steps can I take?  Here is my advice. Allow your employees at all levels to tell the story of your government and of their specific agency.  Middle level employees … Continue reading

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Transparency Challenge

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about transparency.  Mostly in the context of how do governments view and implement transparency in what they do.  Some people associate the concept of transparency as being part of a big data movement i.e. … Continue reading

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How Many Community Managers Does it Take?

I have been asked to start contributing my ideas and thoughts about Community Management to The Community Manager.  This is a great resource for people who are just starting a position as a Community Manager and also for those more … Continue reading

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Disruptive Changes

I talk a lot about how technology, like social media is a disruptive force in our lives.  It makes us change how we think, asks us to look at life and ourselves differently, and it also asks us to change … Continue reading

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