Friday, October 24, 2008

Founder's Intention

My intention in starting this blog - as with the in-person events, is to foster a useful network by holding a space for civil dialogue among people who want to improve government. As participants expend the energy to submit guest columns for posting, or to comment constructively, we'll begin to see signs of the untapped possibility of the multisector government workforce. Perhaps we will hear from public stakeholders as well. There are many phenomenal human beings who are working to make life better on Planet Earth; some are public servants. In my opinion, that designation is determined, not by one's e-mail domain, but by the focus of one's attention.

No matter what one does for a living, it's very easy to become insulated and isolated. However, I think we'll get a better result for the public if we consciously do the opposite, stretching to connect with those who are unlike us along many dimensions. With that diversity comes some anxiety, greater potential for innovative solution and powerful accomplishment, practice in overcoming misunderstanding and overlooking fault, recognition of our common humanity, and an infusion of energy, strength, and joy - a mixed bag that drives out boredom, accelerates our development, enhances collaborative potential, and positions us for greater confidence and accomplishment. Would you like to come along?

1 comment:

  1. Great intentions. I hope I'll be able to contribute meaningfully and I look forward to contributions by others in this community.

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