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…
Supply chain attacks
Leadership, Strategy and COVID-19 vaccines
Public trust and infodemics
Post-COVID-19 and the Future of Work
Data-driven government implementation
Full data-driven government implementation has been an ongoing goal for many years. But human obstacles, the unwillingness to collaborate, cybersecurity…
Deploying critical assets to the cloud
In this episode, J. Richard Jones talks with two experts from FireEye about cloud. FireEye is the intelligence-led security company….
Meeting new demands and citizens expectations
The year 2020 will be remembered as a time when the world as we knew came to a halt. But…
Benchmark shares how they are helping government accelerate their digital transformation
In this episode, hear about an organization – Benchmark Corp – and how they can help government accelerate their digital…
Actions speak louder than words
Mastering the art of remote management
Going the extra mile, remotely
Think twice before acting: The Legal Aid dilemma
There is no Justice without access to Justice. ̶ BEVERLEY MCLACHLIN (2011), FORMER CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA Tim Hortons, hockey, igloos, and the long-awaited NBA championship……....