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Great thoughts, Steve. This seems like it’s easier/more encourage in private industry since it’s more of a performance-based culture and advancing is tied to making your success and savvy visible – though I’ll grant that organizational politics are similar wherever your work.

By the same token, it may be easier in government to voice your opinion since government has such a reputation for being a place where it’s ‘harder to get fired.’ In some ways, there are MORE protections for a government employee to stick his/her neck out and still have a job, eh? What makes risk-taking tough in government may not be the internal risk, but the external risk of that idea being implemented and it failing in front of taxpayers who are awfully fickle.

Thoughts?