Posts Tagged: Now

Leaders as Architects: Integrative Thinking Part Two

In part one of this two-part blog series, I described integrative thinking as simultaneously embracing two differing views or ideas, and considering multiple options while solving a seemingly “either/or” dilemma. This key leadership skill allows teams to break conventional “We have always done it this way” or “Let’s just go with the easy answer,” thought… Read more »

Are You an Integrative Thinker?

It’s one solution or the other. If “A” is true, then we should definitely do “B” – it’s so obvious! Let’s solve this problem one step at a time. As government officials, we often feel our job duties are closer to those of an ‘inferno abatement specialist’ (government speak for “firefighter”) than those of a… Read more »

It Is Time to Face the Music

I enjoy idioms and the richness of our culture that creates them—and none seems more apt for our current situation than “it is time to face the music.” We have long since passed this point and the current litany of woes facing our country can be traced back to our collective reluctance to face the… Read more »

Do you need an eXtreme MarCom 2.0 makeover?

Well, below are some tips for strategic consideration. Public relations and marketing is about the conversation. Right? And, depending on which camp you are in; communications, marketing or both, you can more effectively enable “conversation” by shaping opinion, and opening the door towards selling the products, services and information you offer with MarCom 2.0. MarCom… Read more »

Now PR & Social Commerce.

Are you getting the buzz on the street real-time from Social Context? I propose to my fellow GovLoopers, PR professionals and academia a need to examine and discuss the gap between our traditional media, journalism and public communication training and practices with an opportunity to strategically plan for the concept of Nowism or better yet… Read more »