Posts Tagged: communication

The Dangers of Being Too “Positive” in a Team Building Process: Or Don’t Just “Have a Nice Day!”

“You’re being negative!” Recently I led a team building workshop, and that was a federal government Division Director’s reply to my questioning, “Why the ‘Front Office’ meeting had not been working?” Preceding my operational assessment a number of people noted: a) that for several months people were not bringing relevant agenda issues to the meetingRead… Read more »

Soft Skills – Solid Results

“Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.” – Rollo May Effective communication is a cornerstone of any transformation project. It is basic Transformation fuel. Without effective, people-centered communication, our Transformation efforts will sputter, lurch, and eventually grind to a halt. I recently sent an email to a number of friendsRead… Read more »

Is Chirp a safe “Twitter” for the Dept. of Defense/Intelligence Community?

Twitter has had a big impact in the way we communicate, but security concerns have put a damper on its use within the DoD/IC, until now… Welcome Chirp! Chirp is an Open Source Twitter clone available on Intelink. It is on NIPR, SIPR, and JWICS, has an official Authority to Operate (ATO) and on productionRead… Read more »

Department of Defense (DoD) Business Transformation Agency (BTA) EP&I Title 5 violations – part two

From the Government Business Examiner Continued from part one-Department of Defense (DoD) Business Transformation Agency (BTA) EP&I Title 5 violations – part one Continued from part one Not only were tax dollars wasted, but the waste was sanctioned by leadership. And, with the mission of the warfighter a main BTA proclamation, it has occurred toRead… Read more »

Englewood, CO hosts a regional training conference, Oct. 26 – 29

The City of Englewood is excited to host a 4-day learning and networking event for public sector employees in the Denver metro region. Check out this line-up: Keynote speakers include: Debra Fine, author of “The Fine Art of Small Talk” and “The Fine Art of the Big Talk” Craig Zablocki, motivational speaker, author and humoristRead… Read more »

Does Diversity Help Baseball Teams Win Games? Rutgers-Camden Management Scholar Seeks an Answer

A recent Rutgers research study has identified a new twist in the science behind diversity. Researchers have determined based on analysis of Major League baseball demographic data that winning baseball teams have what are known as “demographic faultlines”. In my Diversity2.0 language these are known as “cliques.” What the researchers found was that to attractRead… Read more »

Are you engaging bloggers in your media mix?

Republished from eGov AU. No-one really knows how many blogs are operated by Australians. However it could be up to 4 million, if you refer to Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere report 2008, which reported that 3% of global bloggers were Australian and over 133 million blogs had been created since 2002. Likewise Forrester’s GroundswellRead… Read more »

eGovernment Resource Centre launches eGovernment Forum

Republished from eGov AU. Victoria’s eGovernment Resource Centre has launched an eGovernment Forum to support the online discussion of eGovernment topics by Australian public servants and interested parties. At discussed at the site, the eGovernment Forum invites, open participation and diverse viewpoints to be shared with others relevant to the topic of eGovernment, Government 2.0,Read… Read more »