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Why do bad things happen to good ideas?

We’ve all been there. We’ve all had the brainstorm, the “big idea” that was sure to revolutionize our grassroots, PAC or lobbying outcomes. But, after you presented it, your idea was dismissed with little consideration or discussion of its merits. Why does this happen?

4 tactics for successful grassroots persuasion backed by science

Government relations professionals are paid to change minds and behaviors. The ultimate goal is to have your policies adopted, and that usually requires successful persuasion — converting your audience to your side.

Five tips for authentic leadership

Sincerity can go a long way when stepping into a new role.

Got a story to pitch? Here are 4 insider tips from reporters for Hill communications staffers

Hanging around the Speaker’s Lobby during votes and going to Tortilla Coast are a among our tips for communications staffers of the Hill.

These are the highest-paying jobs in America

To become a high earner, hone skills that will protect you from automated competition.

The legal minefield of office group chat

Anything you type in a work group chat—or anywhere else—can be used in a court of law.

How a 93-year-old media company keeps the magic alive

The COO of Walt Disney Company focuses on customer experience to inspire innovation.

Andy Katz-Mayfield: “90% of success is execution”

The founder of a razor company discusses presistence, roadblocks and remaining steady.

Why our founders would have loved lobbyists

Scott Segal is not the kind of lobbyist who lurks in the shadows. Bloomberg Government recently sat down with him to talk history, the Daily Show and Mardi Gras.

How to find (and shape) pre-RFP opportunities in the new budget

A layer beneath the C-1 is a series of more granular and more specific project justifications known as 1391 forms. That’s where the money is.