The Participation Blog

Author name: John Godec

Trust From the Horse’s Mouth

The Edelman Trust Barometer has measured and tracked public trust in institutions globally for several years, so, to understand this death of trust, we go to the horse’s mouth – Edelman. This is a long piece of video from the Aspen Institute, but if you want to understand this phenomenon ...
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Keeping Your Chin Up

These are tough days to be working in public service, especially federal government. It’s hard for people who have been under constant fire and derision for years to stay motivated to serve the greater good, and it’s difficult to inspire younger people to want to do it for a living, ...
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The Role of Risk Communication

Risk CommunicationIt was that first night, after a few hundred public meeting attendees started hollering at me about the things they were scared of or mad about, that I became very seriously interested in risk communication. I was barely aware of the term prior to then and only a select few ...
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Crisis Management. Really?

Crisis ManagementBack in one of my previous lives (working for a Fortune 50 company), most of my job was managing a variety of the inadvertent kinds of problems that negatively affected the business, or the variety of other issues brought on by dumb manager decisions and things that people in the ...
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