Posts Tagged: tv

6 Lessons Game of Thrones Can Teach You About Building Social Influence

It's been a wild ride on Game of Thrones. When season 5 premiers on April 12, 2015, fans will anxiously watch leaders rise and fall, armies gather in force, and characters—some beloved, some despised—face untimely demise in a relentless battle between noble houses for the kingdom's throne. You might be surprised at all you can learn about building social influence... Read more »

9 Management Lessons From House of Cards' Frank Underwood

What wicked wonders await us in the next season of the hit series, House of Cards?  If you've been binge watching, you know that the main character, Frank Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey, is a politician with some violently strong management methods. With Season 3 of House of Cards premiering on Netflix on February 27, 2015, it's... Read more »

Mad Men and the Fear of Trading Martinis for Spreadsheets

“Now, try not to be overwhelmed by all this technology,” Joan tells new secretary Peggy Olson, showing her to a Selectric typewriter in the series opening of Mad Men. While humorous to the viewer, actual secretaries in the 1960s had a substantial learning curve when getting a new and improved typewriter. Since then, things have... Read more »

Conducting Media Interviews: Ten Tips

Speaking to the news media can always be a tricky business, especially if you are not an official government communicator, former journalist, or have other expertise in the area of media relations and strategic communications. Therefore, these tips should be useful if and when you must face the "Beast" -- particularly, if you're conducting your... Read more »

Live on Gov2 TV with Steve Ressler of GovLoop about "you!"

I'm sitting at the desk in studio waiting for Steve Ressler, Founder and President of GovLoop.com to come online via Skype....and now we're live. Steve and his family says he, and his family are "Public Service Junkies." GovLoop started off as a side project worked on in off hours at Starbucks and now has over... Read more »

THE TRUTH ABOUT LUCK---LUCK IS REAL---NOT HAPPENSTANCE OR CHANCE

All those who suffer from BAD LUCK syndrome, or are just interested in the phenomenon of whether BAD LUCK really does exist. Some people suffer from it more than others and they now have a place to go to share their thoughts, their experiences and/or their curiosity. A new website, luckisnolady.com is dedicated to exploring... Read more »

What would Martin Luther King Jr. say about the Open Government Directive? Are we on the right path?

"I Have A Dream" The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. August 28, 1963 "I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this... Read more »