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The right balance: The case for strong plural, public and private sectors May 26
In recent years, it has been customary for government – and government executives – to be looked down upon, while business has been exalted. Somebody who  read more...

Realist evaluation: Assessing national programs in unique communities May 25
Canada is a diverse nation, in language, culture, geography, and, ultimately, the needs of its citizens. Such diversity can pose a challenge to a government  read more...

Shaping Davos to address voter apathy May 22
During its recent annual meeting, the World Economic Forum decided to bring Davos closer to the world and the world closer to  read more...



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Open data: inclusion, innovation, policy and standards May 25
The International Open Data Conference kicks off this week in  read more...

Mobilizing Our Government Websites May 13
As politicians prepare for the upcoming elections, leveraging mobile devices and social media will be central to how candidates build support and spread their message. However, even the most technologically-savvy candidates have not been campaigning  read more...

Mobilizing government websites May 12
As politicians prepare for the upcoming elections, leveraging mobile devices and social media will be central to how candidates build support and spread their  read more...

Technology
From broadcast to broadband May 12
Before the Internet, video was largely synonymous with television, supplemented by the emergence of video games and video rentals. Somewhere in the attic, a few home videos may gather dust – pricey and precious memories for the smallest of audiences.  read more...

Why government needs the future of two-factor authentication May 6
This past August, the Toronto Star reported that in the four months prior, the Canadian federal government had incurred 101 privacy breaches – an average of almost one a day. The same summer, the National Research Council was forced to isolate its IT systems due to an attack from a “highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor.”  read more...

Raising the cost-capability tradeoff stakes May 1
When you haven't built warships in decades and must wrestle with flat budgets and fewer human resources, how do you decide what ships to build and what capability to include in them?  read more...

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The right balance: The case for strong plural, public and private sectors

In recent years, it has been customary for government – and government executives – to be looked down upon, while business has been exalted. Somebody who hasn’t succumbed is management guru Henry Mintzberg.





Standing out

Many studies have shown that women are socialized to fit in, not stand out. But fitting in can leave you a follower, forever. To advance at work, you need to be noticed. You need to stand out.




   
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Is it time to ditch the “deck”?
on Thursday, 21 May 2015 15:45
Any ideas on what can replace decks?

Rebuilding Canada's international capacity: Diplomatic reform in the age of globalization
on Friday, 17 April 2015 10:09
Enjoyed it.

The evolution of service delivery
on Friday, 27 March 2015 08:31
"outcomes rather than process" Love it.

The evolution of service delivery
on Thursday, 26 March 2015 10:58
I liked the article. It suggests that the choice is between outsourcing to private providers or internal capacity building within…

The evolution of service delivery
on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 16:08
Great article!

When a simple KISS is insufficient May 14
I have often written about what to me are the unusual and sometimes strange characteristics and actions of federal government procurement, but recent experience has shown me that we are not alone. During work with a client in the broader public sector, I found several procurement elements that caused me to shake my head.  read more...

Leveraging defence acquisition for Canadian innovation May 5
The release of the Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS) in February 2014 has significantly transformed the way equipment is acquired by the Canadian Armed Forces. For Industry Canada, the goal is now to leverage the major recapitalization effort underway...  read more...

Talk is cheap April 20
It is amazing how much information goes back and forth between a buyer and the supplier community during a procurement action. We can call it communicating, but at each step in the process there is a risk that communication will actually be little more than noise...  read more...

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Dispatch - CODS - Open Data Awards May 26
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Dispatch - Canadian Open Data Summit - Closing Session May 25
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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...

    Confident leadership: A pendulum swing for execution and delivery
Last October, John Manzoni was appointed Chief Executive of the Civil Service in the United Kingdom. Unlike many of his predecessors who built careers in the public sector, Manzoni is the former  read more...

Achieving a healthy workplace
Depression, anxiety and other mental health issues now make up about half of all disability claims. We all want a healthy workplace. Investing in wellness is good for management, and good for  read more...

A curriculum fit for public service transformation
Like all governments, the federal public service faces increasing demands for innovation, cost efficiency, organizational agility, responsiveness to the needs of citizens, and harnessing new  read more...

 
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