No one should go into government service without the sense of humor that comes with the ability to laugh at themselves.
Posts By Joseph Novick
Here’s how you can stop being an “idiot” during the holidays.
I’m an idiot. You’re an idiot. We are idiots. This seems to be a very marketable way of selling books. But is it the best way? Here’s a few ways to not feel like an idiot.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein (The genius professor was right, but perhaps someone should have bought him a comb.) In order to have effective governance skills, government officials must be able to listen organically, navigate change wisely and be flexible in creative problem solving. Listening is about really taking in whatRead… Read more »
It’s this time of year, Thanksgiving, when we get to sit down with our families and share food, stories, good humor and wisdom.
This list of movies is a must-see for govies!
British poet, David Whyte, once noted, “A real conversation always contains an invitation. You are inviting another person to reveal herself or himself to you, to tell you who they are or what they want.”
In government, there has been a growing respect for the world’s oldest form of communication: storytelling. Storytelling is a vibrant way to persuade, entertain, inform and inspire your team. And even more important than storytelling is story sharing.
An unidentified butterfly off the coast of Africa was being held in connection with being the cause of Hurricane Irene in the eastern United States. Late Friday evening, the butterfly had flapped its wings just west of Africa, possibly causing Hurricane Irene to be formed on the otherside of the world. “This butterfly caused billionsRead… Read more »