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Dr. Dale Henry will present the 2017
NEC Closing Keynote, titled "Ten Cans:
Change Requires an Opener," on
Thursday, June 8 from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.

Relationships are what make every organization
boom or bust. Regardless of the business environment,
it is our relationships that matter most.

tremendously influential impact it was
of the business environment, it is our
people. I'm telling you to avoid them like
about to have on my life. Connie asked if
relationships that matter most. With well
the next pandemic. Negative people will
I'd like to speak at a SGMP convention in
over 3,500 presentations on my resume
not lead you to excellence. They will not
Grapevine, Texas. I agreed, and the rest
now, none stick out as vividly as that one.
help you exercise your leadership nor build
is history. I remember that day more than
At this year's convention, my presentation
mental muscles. Build relationships that
20 years ago like it was yesterday. Connie
will be about change. Ten Cans is about
take years off of the learning curve and
did a flawless job of introducing me. I
being an opener. When change seems to
help you to become a leader. At the end of
stepped to the stage and told everyone in
be shutting everyone and everything else
almost all my programs, someone will walk
the audience that Connie and I had slept
down, openers excel. I'm sure I will see
up and exclaim, "I wish my people were
together, and I had seen her naked.
old friends and make a lot of new ones at
here! They really need to hear this!" That's
Connie sat on the edge of her
this year's convention, so just remember,
when I am reminded that that is most likely
seat - being my biggest fan. When I was
the magic is in your story. Be relational,
why they were sent.
finished and the applause and laughter
situational but, most of all, be present!
To be situational changes your
died down, she ran to the stage so
Trust me, you don't want to miss how you
core beliefs! When was the last time
she could tell everyone there "the rest
you came to a change event - some
will be changed! 
of the story." We were born one day
honest-to-goodness opportunity growth
apart in the same hospital in Knoxville,
and jumped in without thinking about
Dale Henry is the founder and president of
Tennessee. I'm still speaking, and Connie
your comfort zone or, as I like to put it,
Your Best Unlimited, a Tennessee based
is still one of my dearest friends.
your career auto pilot? No grunt, no gain.
training company. He speaks to and trains
Relationships are what make every
Even a seed has to push the dirt off to
over 100,000 professionals and executives
organization boom or bust. Regardless
grow. Take some growth steps. Most
each year.
folks come to great change events and
walk right on by!
To be where you are means don't be at
Located adjacent to the Department
work worrying about the things you didn't
of Defense at Mark Center and also
conveniently located near the Pentagon,
do at home. And stop worrying about
National Geospatial Center, USDA, and
work when you're not there. I loved playing
Ft. Belvoir. We offer government per diem
rates year round and are the preferred
with my kids. Once I remember bringing a
location for the government traveler.
ton of work home. While in my office, my
8-year-old came to my chair, put her hand
on my back, and said, "Daddy, did they not
give you time to get your work done in your
office today? If you will ask them tomorrow,
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Spring 2017

President’s Letter
Executive Director’s Corner
Going Places
2017 National Education Conference: Reel in Great Education
Government Events Embrace Competition as a Catalyst for Success
Ten Cans: Real Change Requires an Opener
The Fatal Flaws in Your Active Shooter Response and How to Fix Them
Thought Leadership
Meet a Member
CGMP Corner
SGMP NATION
Advertisers’ Index
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - intro
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - cover1
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - cover2
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 3
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 4
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 5
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - President’s Letter
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - Executive Director’s Corner
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 8
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - Going Places
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 2017 National Education Conference: Reel in Great Education
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 11
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - Government Events Embrace Competition as a Catalyst for Success
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 13
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 14
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 15
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - Ten Cans: Real Change Requires an Opener
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 17
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - The Fatal Flaws in Your Active Shooter Response and How to Fix Them
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 19
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - Thought Leadership
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 21
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 22
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - Meet a Member
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - CGMP Corner
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - SGMP NATION
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - Advertisers’ Index
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - cover3
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - cover4
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