A Little Hiatus & Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

A little Hiatus

I am sick with a really bad cold on a really busy week. Since I don’t understand why sick people go to work when they should just focus on getting better, I will resume Twelve Weeks to Trust next week.

I’m also quite certain that no one’s world will crumble if they have to wait a week to find out how informal governance mechanisms (norms & values, shared goals, joint planning & problem solving and bilateral communications) can build trust between organizations. If it does, then thank you for your loyalty but I suspect you may have issues that this blog cannot solve.

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

Since I did have this in my drafts folder, I thought this might be a good time to explain why I cite the sources of my research with the names and years in brackets which is unusual for a blog.

I cite authors and provide my bibliography because these scholars have published research in peer-reviewed journals – which is extremely difficult to do – and I like to acknowledge the years of research this requires and to give credit where credit is due.

Humbly, I stand on the shoulders of giants – editors of handbooks from Oxford and compendiums! I would never pretend those ideas are my own and I want you to know that the concepts I am presenting are grounded in solid academic research.

I’d like you to trust the information that you find on this blog and by extension, to trust me. So, I am committed to providing highly credible information (no Wikipedia references here) and to provide the references so that you may easily find the same information.

What I have teased out of their research is my doing. How I have mixed it with other research or current events is also my own alchemy. And the broad conclusions, including any errors, are my own.

Should you find any errors or wish to suggest literature that complements or contradicts my current position, then I warmly welcome your input and… I may cite you 🙂

Now, if you’ll excuse me … I’m going to find more tissues and try to “Sharpen the Saw” (Covey, 1989).

Published by Dominique O'Rourke

Public Affairs professional, City Councillor, MA Leadership graduate, problem solver and lifelong learner.

2 thoughts on “A Little Hiatus & Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

  1. I hope you feel better Dominique! I appreciate you citing your sources because it provides excellent resources for us to do further research on our own, and it shows the comprehensive research you’ve done to support your well-grounded opinions and insights.

    Take care,


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