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Dave Hebert replied to Dave Hebert's discussion 'Want to detail on the best darn internal comm. team in government?'
"Thank you both!"
Nov 20, 2013
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Dave Hebert commented on Nicholas Charney's blog post 'GCPEDIA: A David Among Goliaths'
"I attended a presentation from Thad Allen (former U.S. Coast Guard Commandant) and Ron Sanders (worked high up in Nat. Security at the Whitehouse) a while back in which they talked about "enterprise leadership." I don't care much for…"
Nov 20, 2013
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Want to detail on the best darn internal comm. team in government?

Looking for the intrigue and excitement that comes with directly advising the head of the world's largest earth science agency?Eager to wrap your hands around the steering wheel of blogs, idea-sharing platforms, web surveys, and other exotic comm. tech.?Want to know the thrill of hearing a senior exec. say something you suggested for them at a town hall meeting in front of the whole bureau?Then consider a detail with the USGS Internal Communications Team -- we are about to lose a great employee…See More
Nov 15, 2013
Dave Hebert replied to GovLoop's discussion 'In 7 Words or Less, What Makes a Great Manager?'
"You're job's to serve, not be served."
Nov 13, 2013
Dave Hebert commented on David B. Grinberg's blog post 'Shutdown Ramifications (Part II): 3 Hidden Costs to Federal Workforce'
"Thank you, David, for your kind words about the FCN. The shutdown serves as a powerful motivation for us to help facilitate greater communication in general and more effective and frequent training for gov employees with comm. responsibilities. Look…"
Oct 29, 2013
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Oct 29, 2013

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Current Title:
Internal, Web, and Social Media Communications Chief
Current Agency or Organization
What Best Describes Your Role?
Educational Background (Degree, School):
BA—journalism, U. of Nebraska; MA—journalism, U. of Missouri
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Topics I Care About
Career, Communications, Fun Stuff, Gov 2.0, Leadership, Pay/Benefits
I work for the government because:
I want to serve people and think the fed. gov't is a great place to do that.

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How to Be a Fly on the Wall: The Dos and Don'ts of Sharing Executive Discussions

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 12:55pm 2 Comments

This post was republished from the Federal Communicators Network blog. No endorsement expressed or implied.

A sure way to drive employees crazy is to never share what executives discuss or decide until a new mandate lands on the organization’s collective head. While senior leaders should expect some privacy in decision-making and debate,…


22 Tips for Town Halls in Tough Times - PART 2

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 2:49pm 0 Comments

Yesterday's Part 1 post covered when to have a town hall, what topics to cover, and who should speak. Today, read about logistics, day-of-event troubleshooting, and things to do before and after the event to help ensure success.…


22 Tips for Town Halls in Tough Times - PART 1

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 1:57pm 0 Comments

Open discussions between the leaders and employees of an organization are an excellent way to address concerns about, say, a looming budget crisis. Such a crisis — and the precepts of smart government — would dictate, however, that you don’t spend a fortune on travel, tech, and venue to have such a discussion.

Well, you don’t have to. Town hall meetings can be complicated, but with some smart planning, they can be cheap and (relatively) low-stress affairs. …


What's the Future of Government Communications? Let's Prognosticate.

Posted on June 6, 2012 at 5:00pm 10 Comments

Writer/editor guy becomes web guy. Then what?

I lead internal comm. at my agency. In February, I was asked to also take on leading our web and social media team after its former lead stepped down from supervision. And we didn’t (and still don't) have the budget to hire someone else. Having a decent grasp of web content, but being largely ignorant of design, programming, and policy, of course I said “Yeah, I’ll do…


Working for the government isn’t good enough

Posted on March 14, 2009 at 2:15pm 10 Comments

Since you’re on this site, chances are you’ve found yourself—at least once—answering the question “So, what do you do?” with some variation of “I work for the government.”

I certainly have. And I wonder if the other person has ever thought, “Wow; thanks, chief. That really paints a vivid picture of how you’re justifying the appropriation of my taxes.”

They’d be right to think that. “I work for the government” isn’t good enough.

What if someone told you, “I work… Continue

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At 2:46pm on September 15, 2011, GovLoop said…
Hey Dave- doing a pretty cool event next week that seems right up your alley. It's a cool tool Bloomberg Government created to make your life easier. Only a couple seats left - RSVP today!
At 10:13pm on July 28, 2008, GovLoop said…
Thanks for joining Dave. I have Cornhuskers in my family as well.

Please introduce yourself, join the conversation , invite your colleagues , and let me know if you have any ideas on making GovLoop even better.

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