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Government 2.0 in Metamorphosis

Many people have wondered if the Government 2.0 movement is dying or at least slowing down.  Some have even said it is in a “slump”.  I don’t believe either is happening.  In fact in many ways it is growing.  It is slowly … Continue reading

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Catalysts for Change

For the past couple weeks I’ve been thinking about a comment Justin Herman made to me regarding his new colleagues.  The rough paraphrase was, “They are great people who are extremely knowledgeable, but they don’t seem to be on the circuit.” … Continue reading

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Everyone is a Public Affairs Officer

This week I was teaching our first Community Managers Boot Camp.  This class was developed to be an intensive small group three day class focused on a specific group of Community Managers who are preparing to run a specific community. … Continue reading

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What is Global Citizenship?

The world is changing faster than most of us can possibly keep up with.  Technology is one of those drivers of change.  These changes can be scary, but they also present new opportunities for governments and other entities. One of … Continue reading

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Failure is Not an Option

“Failure is not an option.” This is a great line from the movie Apollo 13. In so many ways it very much embodies part of the government culture. Failure really isn’t an option for us. There is too much at stake. Continue reading

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The Intersection

I’ve been thinking a lot about innovation.  What is it?  How does it happen?  And how do you implement a culture of innovation in your organization?  This thinking lead me to read the book The Medici Effect by Frans Johansson.  … Continue reading

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