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I enjoyed a pleasant email exchange recently with someone who referenced an earlier (infamous?) blog posting regarding what I witnessed as the death of Knowledge Management in the U.S. Department of Defense. Without rehashing that work, I was interested to see that the post was circulating again. I’m happy to be updated on what IRead… Read more »

Acronyms galore!

Do you ever get the feeling that some agencies pick an acronym for something before they figure out what the full name should be? FCW’s Matthew Weigelt observed that Washington, D.C., is clearly the CEA, or Creative Epicenter of Acronyms. As Matthew writes, the General Services Administration is looking for help in naming a newRead… Read more »

Toughest Moments: Dealing with Being Accused

“Dave, you’re going to want to see this.” C.P. handed me a single white piece of paper. On it were three short paragraphs. No signature. “What’s this?” I asked. “It’s not good.” said C.P. Less than a minute later, I handed it back to C.P. “I’m not worried about it. There’s no credibility in thisRead… Read more »

Stop sending me email attachments

Dear Federal colleagues and partners, Please stop sending me 8 mb email attachments. Use other options like cloud computing or Google docs. That is all. Love, A guy who hates to see “Mailbox Size Limit exceeded: This notification is to inform you that your mailbox size has reached the defined limit for Prohibiting Send. WhatRead… Read more »

Non-Federal Resumes

When there is an email address and a telephone number on a non-Federal resume, why do you need a home address on the resume? I’m not sure how many companies actually mail responses back to an applicant via USPS due to the cost of postage.

What If Every Government Briefing Was 5 Minutes Long?

A couple months ago, I had the opportunity to deliver an Ignite presentation for The Public Manager / ASTD’s “Government Workforce: Learning Innovations” event. If you’re not familiar with the Ignite format, it’s like a shorter version of TEDTalks developed by O’Reilly. You get 20 slides that automatically rotate at 15 seconds each so thatRead… Read more »