Agile defence: Five areas for sustainable cost reduction

In Management On May 29, 2015 0 780 0

In 2011, PwC began a conversation with global defence leaders on the concept of “agile defense” – reconciling tensions created by ever-evolving threats, increasing reliance on technology, and tighter defence budgets for most nations and alliances....

Recognizing the value of knowledge and knowing how to transfer it

Knowledge is power. Transferring that knowledge within your organization is powerful. If we accept the reality that we live and work in a knowledge-based economy, where the knowledge worker is what differentiates an organization, why are so few organizations effective at valuing and then transferring knowledge?...

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....

Open data: inclusion, innovation, policy and standards

In ICT On May 25, 2015 0 644 0

The International Open Data Conference kicks off this week in Ottawa....

Realist evaluation: Assessing national programs in unique communities

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 that seeks to develop, implement, and evaluate national-level programming to local communities....

Shaping Davos to address voter apathy

In Policy On May 22, 2015 0 629 0

During its recent annual meeting, the World Economic Forum decided to bring Davos closer to the world and the world closer to Davos....

Leader as delegator: The power of trust

In Leadership On May 21, 2015 0 733 0

According to Stephen Covey, “Our greatest power lies within our circle of influence.” A leader’s circle involves people in all walks of life and situations – those you influence as a role model, those you lead or support to achieve common goals, those who inspire the best in you....

Is it time to ditch the “deck”?

In Communication On May 20, 2015 0 971 0

given the article is mainly about briefing decks. Thus...

Confident leadership: A pendulum swing for execution and delivery

In Leadership On May 20, 2015 0 690 0

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 president and CEO of Canadian oil and gas company Talisman Energy and has spent 24 years as an executive with British Petroleum. On...

Threats to effective service

Public sector organizations are under increasing pressure to identify all risks they face: social, ethical and environmental as well as reliability of reporting (financial or otherwise), compliance, and operations (including performance and value for money)....