Be Creative

To advance our objectives, we at the State Department do not have the biggest budgets but we can develop ideas that transform how we relate to the world, shape our policy and advance our interests.

  • How important is it to have a good idea first? What role does compromise play in idea development?

  • What good ideas have you had that you implemented? That you wished you had been able to implement?

  • What makes a good idea a reality? What is the most important thing to advance an idea - allies? Persistence? Conviction?

  • Please send us your stories about how you took ideas and made them reality.