"I've now read most of all the chapters in the ebook. The real world advice was wonderful--the writings about overcoming fear (my first reaction, always) really resonated. And your description of moving forward step-by-step in a new environment without all the information was really enlightening. The authors did not state the obvious, but it's clear that it takes a lot of hard work and thought to move an individual and/or organization forward toward a goal. It's not magical, which I saw as a common mistake made by some employees." -Diane Blumenthal, Bethesda, MD
Boundary spanning scenarios (Chapter 4)
Example 1. New transfer employee builds knowledge network quickly
Example 2. Recent hire accelerates own development through information interviews
Example 3. Employee proposes intra-agency partnering
Example 4. Employee lays groundwork to maximize job shadowing opportunity
Accessible script for each boundary spanning scenario
Narrator: Hi. Looking to learn more, or something new? Reaching out to someone in your agency is a great way to find out details and to build relationships and your knowledge network. Read script for Example 1, first video
Narrator: On Friday, Matt arrives at the federal real property offices for his meeting with Louisa. Let's watch. Read script for Example 1, second video
Narrator: Information interviewing may help you expand your boundaries. Let's listen to Cindy pitch an idea. Read script for Example 2
Narrator: Today we find Barbara and Steve meeting in a conference room at their office. Barbara manages the city's Finance Bureau. Steve, an emotionally intelligent high performer, has asked her for some one on one time. Let's look in. Read script for Example 3
Narrator: We are going to look in on Angela a mid career employee who is looking for a mentor for her leadership development program or LDP. Let's see how she plans to proceed. Read script for Example 4
This complimentary ebook on boundary spanning practice was produced collaboratively and published on 9/19/19 by seven writers plus a senior instructional designer who designed the animations and a graphic designer who created the cover, all of whom are Senior Fellows or Friends. Our bios are included in the ebook. Connect with us on LinkedIn or via kittywooley5 [at] gmail [dot] com. The ebook is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
The first ebook on boundary spanning also was produced collaboratively. It was published in September 2017 by four members of the Senior Fellows and Friends network working in Washington, DC, Dallas, TX, and Colorado Springs, CO. Go HERE to download it.