Agile defence: Five areas for sustainable cost reduction
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
Open data: inclusion, innovation, policy and standards
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.
Leader as delegator: The power of trust
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.
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 president and CEO of Canadian oil and gas company Talisman Energy and has spent 24 years as an executive with British Petroleum. On May 27, he will participate in the annual APEX Symposium...
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).