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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.”
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You might not have noticed, but a lot of advice to women trying to get ahead (or even to get on equal footing) revolves around having difficult conversations. For instance, if you’re facing sexism in the workplace, most mentors will tell you to call it out. If your office culture isn’t conducive to raising a… Read more »
It’s a seemingly innocuous question: “So, what do you do?” It’s generally meant well, and asked by people who are genuinely interested in learning more about you – but if you’re unemployed this can be the question you dread most in casual conversation. As a culture, we put a lot of emphasis on what people… Read more »
Networking gets a bad rap. Most of us imagine standing around in a sea of name tags, awkwardly explaining to the third person in a row what it is you do, or checking your watch while someone bores you to tears with the finer points of their seriously boring job. But networking can actually be… Read more »
In May 2010 Nicholas Gruen of the Australian Gov 2.0 Taskforce published The last post: now for the main event – you! In July 2010 Lindsay Tanner issued the Declaration of Open Government. In many ways Australia was leading the way. We all knew hard work lay ahead, but the outlook was rosy. Open data,… Read more »
(This is a crosspost from vinJones.com) There are somethings in life we just accept although we know they are wrong. Like fruitcake during the Christmas holiday. No one really eats it, yet it is still given as a gift. Like a stop sign on a deserted road at 2am. Did you really make a full… Read more »
Australian public policy blog, Unleashed, has published a piece by me entitled Government 2.0…it can be a reality on what it would take to transform government to really get Government 2.0 right. At around 800 words, it doesn’t go deep. It’s just the first of several pieces I intend writing on this theme. I’d be… Read more »
View original post at the acidlabs blog. Bernard Keane has an especially interesting piece in Crikey entitled Twitter and the prosaic reality of Digital Democracy (registration required). It’s an insightful look at the emergence of Australian politicians into the world of social media and just how well (or not) they are doing. Of particular note… Read more »