Weekly Round-up: March 16, 2012

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Weekly Round-up: March 16, 2012

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Articles from across the Web we found interesting, the week of March 11, 2012

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

 

Dr, John Bordeaux

 

  • The week featured a few high profile departures - at least high profile for the Jerry Maguire way in which they occurred.  In addition to Glen Smith's NYT op-ed trashing of Goldman Sachs, we have this gem about Google's former James Whittaker.  Each should be seen as a single voice, but the lessons therein may be useful for companies hoping to thrive in a connected century.
  • Productive stupidity.  There are numerous terms for reaching beyond what we know, stretching beyond our comfort zone, pushing ourselves, etc.  Perhaps the most honest presentation is:  we need to embrace feeling stupid in order to find our way through.  
  • Looking for enterprise value from social software, Yammer announces a dashboard to help organizations make sense of their employee's "chatter." 

 

Dan Chenok

 

The Business of Government Radio Show: Max Stier

Federal News Radio 1500-AM
Mondays at 11 a.m., Wednesdays at 12 p.m., Fridays at 2  p.m.

The Business of Government Hour features a conversation about management with a government executive who is changing the way government does business. The executives discuss their careers and the management challenges facing their organizations.

Max Stier is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration and a member of the New York State SAGE (Spending and Government Efficiency) Commission.

Broadcast Schedule: The show airs Monday, March 19, at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 21, at noon, and Friday, March 23, at 2:00 PM on Federal News Radio 1500AM WFED

If you can't wait, though, you can listen to (or download) this week's program and all our previous interviews at businessofgovernment.org and by searching our audio archives.