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Dannielle Blumenthal, Ph.D.

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How To Get Your Innovation Moving In A Bureaucracy: Leverage The Leader's Field Of Vision

In the movie Paranoia, Liam Hemsworth plays an innovative developer who gets caught between two lifelong rivals. His problem? Overeducated but underpaid and exploited, and he can't get his good ideas taken seriously no matter how good his presentation.In real life, professionals at every stage…See More
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How To Get Your Innovation Moving In A Bureaucracy: Leverage The Leader's Field Of Vision

In the movie Paranoia, Liam Hemsworth plays an innovative developer who gets caught between two lifelong rivals. His problem? Overeducated but underpaid and exploited, and he can't get his good ideas taken seriously no matter how good his presentation.In real life, professionals at every stage…See More
Apr 17
Dannielle Blumenthal commented on Dannielle Blumenthal's blog post 'Lost In The Sauce On Innovation'
"OK I posted a new blog to respond to the question on #3, which is awaiting approval but hopefully will go live on GovLoop later today. (You can also check it out at my blog, www.dannielleblumenthal.com.)"
Apr 17
Michael L. Wallace commented on Dannielle Blumenthal's blog post 'Lost In The Sauce On Innovation'
"#3 is the biggest problem when speaking innovative ideas in common sense to management that doesn't speak the language and is afraid to be first to try anything."
Apr 16
Dannielle Blumenthal commented on Dannielle Blumenthal's blog post 'Lost In The Sauce On Innovation'
"That's great - now can you provide a solution with implementation steps, or at least get the process started? You'll likely get support for making a real difference with your idea, so you'll benefit the agency and also impress your…"
Apr 16
Sean McGowan commented on Dannielle Blumenthal's blog post 'Lost In The Sauce On Innovation'
"Thanks for the post! This inspired me to make some innovation suggestions during a project meeting this morning, which were well received. I appreciate the extra boost this gave to my ideas."
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Lost In The Sauce On Innovation

Photo by F. Delventhal via FlickrWhy do the very best intentions on innovation end up going downhill? There is more than enough urgency to go around -- so why can't we just pick a problem and fix it?I think it's because we human beings tend to get lost in the sauce. That is, we start out on the…See More
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"The First Rule About New GM Is Don't Talk About Old GM"

Screenshot via Yahoo!I was watching this great spoof of the GM hearing that recently left our nation's Senators…See More
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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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10 Signs Your Change Initiative Stands A Chance

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Change initiatives are notoriously prone to failure. As an employee you want to learn how to be a weathervane. Which way is the wind blowing? How do we make the most of good weather, and set the damage from a thunderstorm right?



You also want to know what a good mix of positive…

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Celebrating Genius As A Form Of Diversity

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 7:47pm 0 Comments



A lot of companies talk about innovation, but few are prepared for dealing with actual creative people. They hire for uniqueness and then complain that unique…
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"Because I Said So"

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 7:53am 0 Comments

How To Get Your Innovation Moving In A Bureaucracy: Leverage The Leader's Field Of Vision

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 6:39am 0 Comments



In the movie Paranoia, Liam Hemsworth plays an innovative developer who gets caught between two lifelong rivals. His problem? Overeducated but underpaid and… Continue

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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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