It’s the problem, not the person – Think back to a difficult situation you had to navigate at work. Were you able to distinguish the problem from the person? If not, you’re not alone. It’s a common confusion that can lead to dicey office politics, tense, counterproductive meetings, and so on. I spoke with negotiation expert and IMD professor George Kohlrieser for my Leadership: A Master Class series about ways to differentiate the person from the problem. Here’s what he had to say.
A Public Service Gift That Keeps Giving: Mentoring the Next Generation – I am writing to ask for your support in providing a public service gift that is better than money! I urge each of you to consider providing an internship placement opportunity sometime in the new year for our pre-service MPA students who are at the front-end of their public service careers. These students need 180 hours of required Organizational Experience to meet their degree requirements. Most of these opportunities are unpaid. If you or your agency can provide an Organizational Experience placement for any of our pre-service MPA students, please contact Linda Golaszewski (email@example.com).
Library of Congress has archive of tweets, but no plan for its public display – In the few minutes it will take you to read this story, some 3 million new tweets will have flitted across the publishing platform Twitter and ricocheted across the Internet. The Library of Congress is busy archiving the sprawling and frenetic Twitter canon — with some key exceptions — dating back to the site’s 2006 launch. That means saving for posterity more than 170 billion tweets and counting, with an average of more than 400 million new tweets sent each day, according to Twitter.