Transportation and communications – two separate and distinct tracks that converge at a very important intersection. Last month, I had the chance to attend the annual meetings of the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) and the Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO). You may ask why I wanted to talk communications at transportation conferences – it’s the question I asked of a room full of engineers. Communications is not

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For years women have complained about being ignored – or worse, having their ideas poached, at meetings.  So it’s no surprise that many of us were fascinated by a recent account of the concrete, practical solution employed by women working at the White House. According to stories like this one , women in White House adopted a strategy of “amplification.”  They agreed that whenever a woman shared a good idea or observation, the other women

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