Modern leadership: agile, adept and collaborative
In light of the announcement last week of the retirement from public service after 37 years of the Clerk of the Privy Council, we return to an interview with Wayne Wouters in the fall of 2011. Pre Blueprint 2020, he spoke with editor Toby Fyfe about the qualities of leadership required for the modern public service.
A partisan public service?
“Do you believe public servants are too politicized?” This was the question we asked in our CGE summer poll. We asked it because this issue is one of the key questions being asked as the public service continues to evolve and transform to meet new challenges.
Lessons from the field: How changemakers get things done
Lessons from the Field: How Changemakers Get Things Done in Government
This month, I shine the innovation spotlight on Greg Goodwin, an accomplished public servant with over 20 years of experience…
The Right Stuff: Competency frameworks
Competencies are the behaviours that enable organizations to attain their strategic objectives. Along with trust, competence is integral to horizontal goal-setting approaches in public service motivation. To be successful, leaders need to know the corporate culture and continuously improve upon their general management capabilities.
How to make partnerships work
You sometimes wonder why government can’t be better at just getting things done. David Frum recently noted that before the Second World War LaGuardia Airport was built in 24 months, whereas today a New York railway station is now six years behind schedule and still building...
So, what do you do?
Our jobs can define us, and this can be dangerous. I first learned this a few years ago while on secondment to the National Managers’ Community (NMC).
So, what do you do?
New Acquaintance: “Hi, I’m Bob. Pleased to meet you. What do you do?” You: “I’m a public servant/executive/lawyer/manager. What about…
Post-COVID-19 and the Future of Work
Operating in the digital environment
A look at trade
Canada’s workforce of the future
Governments are faced with the huge task of making changes and transforming to meet the workforce challenges of a rapidly…
COVID-19 and our generational opportunity to improve citizen services
In this episode, J. Richard Jones talks with Mark Lambert from Accenture. Marks leads Accenture’s Federal Public Service business in…
Using data more effectively in policymaking and service delivery, interview with John Cousens, Google Cloud Canada
On the occasion of Google Cloud being awarded its framework agreement with the Government of Canada, we invited John Cousens,…
The biggest threats to cybersecurity
In this episode of CGE Radio, Lori Turnbull talks with Tony Anscombe, Chief Security Evangelist, ESET about the biggest threats…