Tag Archives: People

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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What Would You Say? Thoughts on Global Citizenship

This is a wonderful post by my friend, Alexandra Bornkessel.  This post expands upon the general concept I put forth in a previous entry and builds upon it.  My question to you is are you are world leader who is … Continue reading

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Global Citizenship Building Momentum

Last Friday, I led a session at the Department of State’s Tech@State: Civil Society 2.0 event.  The topic I wanted to discuss was Global Citizenship.  This is a topic I’ve spent some time thinking about over the last two years. … Continue reading

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The Elephant of Change

I’m sure you know the joke where a number of blind men are placed in front of an elephant and all asked to describe what the object is.  They all provide various descriptions based on where on the elephant they … 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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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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