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5 Management Lessons From My First Year At NARA

Screenshot via LeadershipFreakWhen I took the job of Digital Engagement Director almost exactly a year ago I had in mind to "live blog" the experience of being a senior, second-level executive with two dozen…See More
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5 Management Lessons From My First Year At NARA

Screenshot via LeadershipFreakWhen I took the job of Digital Engagement Director almost exactly a year ago I had in mind to "live blog" the experience of being a senior, second-level executive with two dozen…See More
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Inner Shame, Your Greatest Career Asset

Image via Some ECardsI hate vampire shows, but for awhile they were a monster, moneymaking trend. A few years ago, Maureen Dowd wrote about her long-ago "suppressed" passion for these fanged fiends (sorry!) in her New York Times column. She…See More
Aug 25
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At JFK, A Lesson In Diversity

I'll be honest. I miss New York.Spending time up here today wasn't just a throwback to the sights, the smells, the culture.I miss the sheer variety of people. Literally every nation on earth, hanging out at the Welcome Center at JFK. Or so it seemed.There was the usual array of "interesting" behavior.One guy kept yelling, "Where's Air Train 3?"There was PDA.And the usual "I'm staring at me staring at you," suspiciously. (Are you hovering over my backpack for a reason?)But the nicest thing about…See More
Aug 25
Dannielle Blumenthal posted a blog post

Inner Shame, Your Greatest Career Asset

Image via Some ECardsI hate vampire shows, but for awhile they were a monster, moneymaking trend. A few years ago, Maureen Dowd wrote about her long-ago "suppressed" passion for these fanged fiends (sorry!) in her New York Times column. She…See More
Aug 23
Jen Neville liked Dannielle Blumenthal's blog post '34 Big (& Little) Ideas To Get Your Telework Program Moving*'
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Aug 22
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The Future of New Media (In Government) - In 20 Quick Hits

This week I gave a talk for the Potomac Forum on the Future of New Media. We ended up covering some classic ground so maybe we should just think of this as a moment in time. Most of the clips are to a YouTube playlist with clips from the…See More
Aug 22
Dannielle Blumenthal posted a blog post

The Future of New Media (In Government) - In 20 Quick Hits

This week I gave a talk for the Potomac Forum on the Future of New Media. We ended up covering some classic ground so maybe we should just think of this as a moment in time. Most of the clips are to a YouTube playlist with clips from the…See More
Aug 22
Richard E Furlong commented on Dannielle Blumenthal's blog post 'What Great Corporate Cultures Have - 5 Short Personal Observations'
"Trust is such a high value. All of these points are on point. Thanks for a great post Dannielle"
Aug 16
Peter Gillis commented on Dannielle Blumenthal's blog post 'What Great Corporate Cultures Have - 5 Short Personal Observations'
"I think at a lot of locations across the government, some if not most of these are absent. All of these are leadership driven; we must develop leaders who understand that these aspects of culture are critical."
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Cross-Cultural Illiteracy, the Invisible Engagement Barrier

Tyrantis a character-driven show about a fictitious country in the Middle East that is painfully lumbering toward freedom. Every episode shows the characters confronting some external conflict that brings up painful memories, unresolved conflicts, and inner motivations they'd rather not confront.As an adult raised cross-culturally, the most interesting thing about this show is watching the difference between how Americans think and…See More
Aug 13
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Aug 12
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5 Laws of Social Media You Aren't Following Right Now

This past year has been a stunning opportunity to learn from the highly skilled people on my staff at the National Archives about what social media excellence is. I'm participating in an educational panel (in my own professional capacity**) in D.C. next week and will be drawing on some lessons they've taught…See More
Aug 10

Profile Information

Current Title:
Director of Communications (All Opinions My Own)
Current Agency or Organization
Bureau of a Federal Government Agency
What Best Describes Your Role?
Communications
Profile Links - Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
www.linkedin.com/in/dannielleblumenthal
www.dannielleblumenthal.com
@thinkbrandfirst
Topics I Care About
Communications, Fun Stuff, Gov 2.0, Leadership, Performance Mgmt, Project / Program Mgmt, Telework
I work for the government because:
It is an amazing opportunity to do well by doing good.
My favorite public servant is:
Hillary Clinton

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5 Management Lessons From My First Year At NARA

Posted on August 31, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Screenshot via LeadershipFreak

When I took the job of Digital Engagement Director almost exactly a year ago I had in mind to "live blog" the experience of being a senior,…

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At JFK, A Lesson In Diversity

Posted on August 24, 2014 at 6:46pm 0 Comments

I'll be honest. I miss New York.



Spending time up here today wasn't just a throwback to the sights, the smells, the culture.



I miss the sheer variety of people. Literally every nation on earth, hanging out at the Welcome Center at JFK. Or so it seemed.



There was the usual array of "interesting" behavior.



One guy kept yelling, "Where's Air Train 3?"



There was PDA.



And the usual "I'm staring at me staring at you," suspiciously.… Continue

Inner Shame, Your Greatest Career Asset

Posted on August 23, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Image via…
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The Future of New Media (In Government) - In 20 Quick Hits

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 8:12pm 1 Comment

This week I gave a talk for the Potomac Forum on the Future of New Media. We ended up covering some classic ground so maybe we should just think of this as a moment in time.



Most of the clips are to a YouTube playlist with clips…

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What Great Corporate Cultures Have - 5 Short Personal Observations

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 11:37pm 2 Comments

1) A very strong sense of purpose. The idea being that we are a unified force in a "war" to achieve something under incredible odds, pressure, etc. 



2) A 50-50 focus on people and operations vs. 90-10 operations vs. people. (I get that it's hard to trust because you don't want to get hurt; trust issues are why most organizations prefer to focus on technical things and hard numbers.) 



3) A commitment to process - order,…

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At 3:51pm on August 31, 2012, Jacqueline Sullivan said…

It's really good to see you as well!  I've been following your posts, good stuff as usual.  Take care and have a restful Labor Day!

At 10:50am on March 14, 2012, Traci said…

Thank You!  Enjoy the sunshine as well!!!  Hope summer is really here!!

At 9:06am on October 25, 2011, Anna B. Sandoval said…
yes you can add the link outside of GL and thanks for your comment.
At 11:00am on September 9, 2011, Paul Homan said…

Hey Dannielle,

I did a shout out to you on the Friday Fab Five today!  Be sure to check it out!

At 9:21am on March 11, 2011, Patricia Paul said…

Dannielle-

Thanks for explaining.  I remember hearing that now that you remind me.  That shows such respect and awe-as it should be.

Have a good day.

Patty

At 12:21pm on March 6, 2011, GovLoop said…
That is a hilarious quote generator...
At 10:28am on February 25, 2011, Lauren Modeen said…
Haha.  Love your 6-word passion story :)
At 11:51am on February 13, 2011, James Ferreira said…
Dannielle, Thank you for accepting my invite! I am surprised, pleasantly so, that there are so many communication experts here. I am a CIO which is traditionally a computer sci. kind of gig but with the way computing is going I am very happy to have my degree in Communication, someday I might have time to go back and do something as cool as you and get a phD. I did not take the journalism route, but went old school rhetoric. Interesting how that is playing out now that I spend most of my time talking about what we have/are doing in technology. I read your post today and you really hit the nail on the head; keep it honest and real that is what we all want.
At 10:47am on January 12, 2011, Heather S. Marsh said…

Thoughts? Well, as a former Air Force public affairs spec., I'm a little biased. I think the Air Force has always been a little more willing to jump out there and try new things--developing a guide for the use of social media before the other services is a perfect example. However, I will say that when the other services finally got with the program, they came out blazing--and continue to get better. Again, I could be biased as I work closely with their social media folks. :) Perhaps DoD is forced to be more proactive because of our numbers (service members, families and veterans) and the importance of communicating with them.

 

Since I feel like we have similar interests, I'm curious if you listen to any podcasts and if so, which are your favorites?

 

Happy Wednesday!

--H

At 10:28am on November 5, 2010, Jay S. Daughtry, ChatterBachs said…
I see that you've arrived, Dannielle! Congratulations! Have a productive day!
 
 
 

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