""The leader's job is to focus, and to focus on the right thing rather than the popular one."
I love this comment. All too often, leaders latch on to the flavor of the month that they think will increase the bottom line (whatever that…"
"As a marketer, I wanted to congratulate you on your detailed assessment of this sales pitch, especially, your conclusions. You are absolutely correct in your assertions that the tools he used are viable and, used properly, quite…"
"Sometimes, you want to know what's in the mustard and the bun, but you're not running to find out what's in the hot dog.
Transparency is not an all-or-nothing thing. People want transparency about the things that matter to them…"
"I hope that the backlash against the Obama Administration's perceived or real hypocrisy regarding "openness" is the impetus for real change in the federal, state and local government agencies. Having the agency…"
"Megan, thank you for your comment. Sexual assault in the military is a particularly abominable crime. It is unimaginable that someone signs up to serve, puts their life on hold and at risk, is then "rewarded" with horrific violation. After…"
"One aspect that is missing here is that many government employees try to use the internal processes to help out with Principle #11, but face retaliation, even when the info remains internal.
When you see info leaking to the press or…"
"Dannielle: many congrats, again, on your new position leading the digital revolution at NARA. Thank you for sharing your digital media principles, which are laudatory. I think this is one of your best blog posts yet -- excellent info and insights,…"
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.
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?