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Whistleblowers after their bravery

2013-07-29 23:26:19.303784+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-07-30 16:48:35.217593+00 by: ebradway

Granted I wasn't a "whistleblower", but I was regularly praised by people very high up the food chain in the Federal Government for my willingness to question authority. As evidence, this video of a panel I lead at an SotM 2011. I called out Kari Craun, one of the panelists and my boss' boss' boss at USGS, for citing an external authority for her definition of authority.

As much as Kari and her superiors appreciated my willingness to challenge them, the management culture that surrounded me on a day-to-day basis saw me as a threat. From my perspective, it was management's job to find reasons why I couldn't do anything I felt I needed in order to get my job done (as opposed to finding ways to facilitate my job or offer alternatives that fit inside the regulations).

I can somewhat imagine how difficult life would be like if I actually was a whistleblower...