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Twelve trends changing our world October 30
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  read more...

GTEC: Showcasing IT's strategic role October 29
Ottawa’s GTEC 2014 event is in full swing, and its theme, Government from the Outside-In, touches on three important issues for governments in the digital  read more...

Social media’s deliberative challenge October 28
Social media presents new challenges for all organizations and for government nowhere more so than in modernizing public engagement where traditional  read more...





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With distinction: GTEC honours government ICT October 28
GTEC honoured the best in government information and communications technology Monday night in an awards ceremony at the Ottawa Convention  read more...

Performance Excellence Summit October 16
Excellence Canada will be hosting its annual Performance Excellence Summit and the 30th anniversary of the Canada Awards for Excellence on October 30 in  read more...

Learn for today, help shape tomorrow October 8
Looking for new ideas to enhance your leadership skills? Draw lessons from leaders across multiple sectors? Maybe even have a hand in shaping the development of tomorrow’s leaders? The second annual Northern Leadership Summit, sponsored by  read more...

Technology
GTEC: Showcasing IT's strategic role October 29
Ottawa’s GTEC 2014 event is in full swing, and its theme, Government from the Outside-In, touches on three important issues for governments in the digital age. The first is the role of institutional IT. In the days of e-government, the IT function was seen as the enabler of change.  read more...

Social media’s deliberative challenge October 28
Social media presents new challenges for all organizations and for government nowhere more so than in modernizing public engagement where traditional techniques often fall short. Successfully linking heightened participation and better outcomes requires deep-seeded innovation in devising and nurturing deliberation.  read more...

GTEC: Navigating change October 27
People often seem surprised by how I find ways to get stuff done where others say it is impossible. I do so by being intentional about how I navigate through the present toward the future. Since each new attempt at systems change is mostly uncharted territory, this is harder than it sounds.  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
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.

How the art of improv can transform the way we work
on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:08
Great article Angela. I've been promoting the "And, not but" rule in meetings for years. It's a difficult rule to…

New Clerk seeks to tap into the OPS for innovative ideas
on Monday, 29 September 2014 18:36
I feel very confident about the future of our province with Steve Orsini wisdom, insight and leadership.

Leveraging the Olympics: How a tourism brand was built
on Sunday, 28 September 2014 08:53
An excellent condensation of the requirements to capture the imagination, time and money of potential visitors to an area. I…

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...

In defence of direct negotiation August 8
From time to time, the popular media jump on examples of contracts awarded without competitive bids as examples of everything that is wrong in government. Perhaps, it is time to make the opposite case that open competition also has some problems and there are times when direct negotiation (or sole source) may be preferable.  read more...

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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...

Protecting Nova Scotia's ecosystems
On August 1, 2013, the Province of Nova Scotia released Our Parks and Protected Areas: A Plan for Nova Scotia, and announced that it was legally protecting  read more...

Ontario strategy earns greenest employer award
A focused, four-part strategy – employee engagement, strategic leadership, executive participation and partnerships – with short- and long-term goals has  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...

Learn for today, help shape tomorrow
Looking for new ideas to enhance your leadership skills? Draw lessons from leaders across multiple sectors? Maybe even have a hand in shaping the development of tomorrow’s leaders? The second  read more...

 
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