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Get Ready for the Net Generation July 22
I call today’s youth the Net Generation. Born between 1977 and 1997, these teenagers and young adults are the children of the baby boomers, and they have  read more...

Carpe Diem: Finishing public service reform July 21
In many respects, the future looks pretty grim through the eyes of Canada's public service leaders despite the country's much heralded economic  read more...

Strategic public managers: Leadership competencies July 17
Public service today is a crowded intersection – no public sector reform without capacity development, no transformation of networked government without  read more...





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Hill+Knowlton Strategies recognized for quality July 18
Hill+Knowlton Canada announced last week that it has received the prestigious Canada Order of Excellence, the highest honour bestowed by Excellence  read more...

Seeking nominations for Veterans Ombudsman’s Commendation July 4
The Veterans Ombudsman's office is accepting nominations for the Veterans Ombudsman’s Commendation, awarded to individuals, groups, businesses or associations that have made an outstanding contribution to the well-being of Veterans and their  read more...

Federal, provincial government support PEI economic stimulation initiative May 21
In 2012, the province of Prince Edward Island held a business forum called “PEI’s Economic Future - Looking  read more...

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Today’s information, tomorrow’s story July 7
The government of Canada is in a constant state of evolution in order to adapt to the changing world in which it operates. As such, the individuals within the government must also be able to adapt in order to stay relevant and deliver the most efficient and effective service to the public.  read more...

e-Voting: Is it time? June 17
Canada has been among the more active countries in conducting trials in e-voting. To date, e-voting has been used only for municipal elections in Canada, although it has also been used to elect leaders of political parties, both provincially and federally.  read more...

Digital inclusion: A national imperative June 9
With a seemingly ubiquitous Internet and mobile devices at every turn, it is tempting for governments to view online channels as not merely an option but as the preferred means of interacting with citizens and companies.  read more...

Bookshelf

  • Keep it concise

    Before a presentation, uncertainty and fear can lead us to try to include all the information required to answer all the questions recipients might have. There’s also a temptation to pack in as much detail as possible, to show the extent of our research, knowledge, and hard work in preparing.

  • Decision-making for executives

    Much has been written about decision-making in recent years, as we learn more about how the brain works and behavioural economists devise experiments to understand how we approach choice. But much of it could lead us astray...

   
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Doing less, but better
on Monday, 21 July 2014 14:27
Thanks so much Christiane for your kind words - much appreciated!

Doing less, but better
on Sunday, 20 July 2014 20:46
As always Jodi, a great article filled with great advice!

A healthy debate
on Friday, 04 July 2014 10:26
A point of clarification/question when we say "politicized" do we mean in actuality, self-consciously, or perceived as such? That is,…

A healthy debate
on Thursday, 03 July 2014 08:55
What I found most interesting about your survey was the arc over time. At a point late summer 2013 the…

A healthy debate
on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 09:39
I find that when think-tank folks and academics make pronouncements about "the public service", they tend to gloss over the…

The Europeans are coming! The Koreans are coming! June 20
The early May annual workshop of the Canadian Institute of Procurement and Materiel Management covered many topics that could have been the impetus for an article. I chose trade agreements because the environment is clearly changing.  read more...

Manager development: Matching competency to complexity May 26
Last summer, the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS) signed off on a departmental initiative known as the Project Management Competency Development initiative (PMCD) that will provide a structure for the necessary training project managers require to align their knowledge and skills with the risks and complexities of procurement programs.  read more...

Let’s banish the bullies May 22
Last month’s reference to greener grass gently opened the door to this month’s topic – dealing with the buyer practice of bullying the supplier community and still expecting to get quality results.  read more...

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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...

BC sets North American benchmark for carbon neutral communities
In 2008, British Columbia committed to taking leadership on climate change, including world-leading policy initiatives such as the Revenue Neutral Carbon Tax.  read more...

    Get Ready for the Net Generation
I call today’s youth the Net Generation. Born between 1977 and 1997, these teenagers and young adults are the children of the baby boomers, and they have grown up surrounded by digital devices and  read more...

Service delivery: Lessons from NZ
The New Zealand government and public service went through major reforms from 1986-1994. Some work has been done to find out whether these reforms have resonated with Kiwis, and it has shown that the  read more...

A healthy debate
The Blueprint 2020 exercise has been presented as a broad, bottom-up e-consultation process. The Destination 2020 report on the process tells us, for example, that over 18,000 tweets included the  read more...

 
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