Ukraine, Syria, South Sudan, Venezuela, Iraq, Egypt — all divided by deadly violence resulting from dissatisfaction with government. Scotland and Catalonia — two most prominent sub national regions conducting succession referendums based on dissatisfaction with government. Walonia, Basque, Quebec, Tibet, — most well known regions with active separatist movements. Colorado & California — states withRead… Read more »
Posts By Peter Sperry
I’ve have been noticing a trend among “change agents” in the federal government lately. They are often the very people dragging their feet and resisting to their last breath compliance with policies and procedures to actually implement real change. Contrary to popular belief, most agencies already have policies, procedures etc. to review, approve and implementRead… Read more »
Follow this or any other website dealing with profesional life or organizational leadership and you quickly see a common theme of encourging individuals to focus on self actualization, leaders to focus on serving followers and employees to live their passion through their work. Doing the job, taking responsability for deliverables and earning a living appearRead… Read more »
On Friday President Obama told his supporters “Voting is the best revenge”. I participated in my first campaign by wearing buttons to the 6th grade in 1968, voted for the first time in 1976, volunteered or worked as paid staff in more than a dozen congressional, senate or presidential campaigns, paid close attention to allRead… Read more »
Slogging my way through the DAU online COR training has generated a question. If we translated all Federal Acquisition Regulations into Farzi and secretly insinuated them into Iranian government policy, wouldn’t that completely halt their ability to procure anything, let alone a nuke, in under 50 years?
They have many titles [Chief of Staff, Sergeant Major, Senior Adviser, Policy Counselor, Special Assistant, Confidential Assistant/Adviser etc.] but one thing in common. They extend the eyes, ears and managerial control of a decision maker while having little, if any positional authority of their own. Project/program managers need to understand the role of these individualsRead… Read more »
Sometimes you need to talk with a real live human being to solve a problem. You have reviewed the literature, read every page on the agencies website without finding the information you need. You call the phone number listed on the website after drilling down through 3482 layers of “contact” information listing every page onRead… Read more »
Does anyone know of any training classes on how to create, manage and track changes in multiple versions of large documents using a wiki? How difficult is it to set up a wiki restricted to agency personnel only and then transfer the final results to other document managment tools?
A friend of mine runs the David All Group which has a new blog centered around a branding concept call 1-9-90. The 1 percent of creators convince the 9 percent of activists who in turn persuade the other 90 percent of the people. Im anot sure if am among the 9 or the 90 butRead… Read more »