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Colleen Turner, Ph.D. is an executive coach, management trainer, consultant, and speaker who focuses on transformational communications. She is a retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Lieutenant Colonel who has designed and evaluated terrorist defense scenarios and conducted research on "Best Practices for Inspiring Pro-American Sentiment - Exploring Methods of American Masters for Winning Hearts and Minds Around the Globe": See University of Southern California, USC Center on Public Diplomacy -- http://uscpublicdiplomacy.com/pdfs/turner.pdf. She served as Chief of Strategic Communications for the Iraq-Afghanistan Joint Interagency Transition Planning Group in 2006 and as a Senior Analyst and Deputy of the Joint-Cross Service Team of the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC). In the sport of volleyball, she was a member of the USA team and her jersey was retired at UCLA where she obtained her Ph.D. in Social Welfare.
I Love My Country and I Think It's Time We Start Seeing Other People (13 comments)
It's a no-brainer that American security is linked with our ability to inspire allies. In the web world of today, the click of a mouse can severely impact our image in other countries. "Think before you click 'Forward'!" is rapidly becoming today's version of "Loose lips sink ships!"
God To Don Imus: Can You Hear Me Now?
Don Imus has managed to garner the biggest audience ever while simultaneously losing his programs. Is he finished for good or can he transform himself and bring U.S. along with him? Perhaps the Lord is working in a mysterious way and a miracle is in the making.
Monday, January 1, 2007
Changing the Game: Brainstorming Peace in Iraq (6 comments)
Transformational thinking is needed to achieve peace in Iraq. While Americans want a change in strategy, currently proposed options involve significant downside and innovation is lacking. Brainstorming enables methods to emerge for changing the game. By encouraging a profusion of ideas without subjecting them to initial criticism or rejection, remarkable solutions can be revealed. Seven uncommon suggestions are offered.