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BizPaL and Gov 2.0: From information to participation November 21
A significant challenge for Canada in the digital government era is federalism. Difficult as it is to achieve service integration and seamless governance  read more...

Leader as evaluator: The power of analysis November 20
Sierra Leone Finance Minister Kaifala Marah said: “The acid test of change lies in the strength and vision of leadership…and in the flexibility to review  read more...

When Westminster meets digital November 19
Most public sector conversations around the impact of digital refer to big data, open data and the capacity of IT systems to respond to the challenges these  read more...





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The case for a carbon tax November 12
Canada 2020 has released a policy paper by Nic Rivers that makes the case for a carbon tax in  read more...

Hyrdo Quebec: The business case for robotics November 6
The rapid growth of unmanned systems for military applications has been well documented. Whether it is aerial vehicles for intelligence and surveillance or robots for explosives disposal, the uptake has been  read more...

Shipbuilding: Maintainability and maintenance management November 4
Barry Shepherd, the principal surveyor and client support manager for Central and Eastern Canada for Lloyds Register Canada, will be a featured presenter at a one-day shipbuilding technology forum hosted by the Shipbuilding Association of Canada and  read more...

Technology
BizPaL and Gov 2.0: From information to participation November 21
A significant challenge for Canada in the digital government era is federalism. Difficult as it is to achieve service integration and seamless governance within any single jurisdiction, doing so for the public sector as a whole has proved even more daunting.  read more...

A platform of choice for open government November 18
With its ability to continually evolve and innovate to meet and even exceed online expectations, open source software is eclipsing all other web content development options for governments.  read more...

Preparing for the impact of disruptive technologies November 6
It is interesting to reflect back to 1995 when the internet first appeared on the glowing computer screens of the relatively small number of Canadians citizens who were relying on computers for their livelihood, communications and entertainment...  read more...

Bookshelf

  • Twelve trends changing our world

    Leaders need to know how to inspire and manage, and have a solid understanding of the policy field in which they operate. But that’s not enough.

  • A cool approach to time management

    As I rush-rush-rush through the day, I occasionally remember the notion of “cool time” from a book published 12 years ago by Toronto time management consultant Steve Prentice.

   
Join the Discussion
Leader as evaluator: The power of analysis
on Thursday, 20 November 2014 14:50
Excellent piece by John Wilkins. John is my former boss and a perpetual mentor and a leader. I am submitting…

Leader as evaluator: The power of analysis
on Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:36
I'm fascinated by the positive way you describe Results Based Management as you now see it used. When I was…

The tyranny of technology on leadership
on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:12
Half our Technology doesn't work in Government and prevents management from using i.e. web casts with more than one person…

Talent management shortfalls
on Thursday, 23 October 2014 08:43
It's a pretty sad day when software is considered an adequate substitute for knowing your employees. If managers are that…

The tyranny of technology on leadership
on Saturday, 11 October 2014 08:26
To add to the story, briefing notes are usually not shared, all that analysis and knowledge goes to waste.

ADM MAT adapts to new procurement strategy November 18
When the government introduced the Defence Procurement Strategy in February, it laid out three priorities: delivering the right equipment in a timely manner; leveraging the purchase of defence equipment to create jobs and economic growth; and streamlining the acquisition process.  read more...

Setting the cat among the pigeons October 14
I used to be responsible for managing the s9 delegation file, and after a while the question occurred: what exactly are those “any Acts of Parliament”?  read more...

Winds of change: Defence procurement and contracting for services September 5
Last spring the government adjusted its approach to defence procurement, creating new oversight, coordination and input processes to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of defence procurement.  read more...

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City recognized for green engagement
As a municipality that truly believes in fostering a culture of innovation, the City of Grande Prairie is a trailblazer for implementing new ideas that enhance  read more...

The digital town hall: Meeting citizen expectations through government websites
The Green Governance Award won by the City of Grand Prairie demonstrates that every day there are new examples of how citizens’ expectations of local  read more...

Grande Prairie recognized for online innovation
The City of Grande Prairie in Alberta has received a "green gov" award from Santa Monica-based Vision Internet, a government website  read more...

    A season to fear
If you ask any municipal Chief Administrative Office (CAO) across Canada what period of time they least look forward to, they would in an instant reply, “Immediately following the next  read more...

With distinction: GTEC honours government ICT
GTEC honoured the best in government information and communications technology Monday night in an awards ceremony at the Ottawa Convention  read more...

Learning is the most important lesson
It turns out that I am a GTEC leadership program alumnus, having attended most of the CIO boot camps and the Next Gen CIO sessions that evolved since 2007. Every year has provided new learnings, from  read more...

 
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