The Leader’s Bookshelf – Leadership BS By Jeffrey Pfeffer
The art of mentorship
Mentoring can be one of the most critical – as well as challenging and rewarding – tasks we undertake in the workplace. Sometimes it’s formal. Sometimes it’s informal. But always, when effective, it’s important.
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.
The consequences of loss of focus
In 1994 psychiatrist Edward Hallowell coined the term “attention deficit trait” to describe a common problem he saw emerging in the workplace: The tendency to hop from task to task in a rush, without proper focus on what people were doing or should be doing.
What we have here is failure to motivate
Leaders motivate. They nudge and cajole staff into inspired work, wielding monetary incentives when required, at least in the private sector. Without motivation, employees might wither and certainly wouldn’t shine. That’s a basic premise of leadership and managerial thinking. And it’s dead wrong...
The creativity of pairs
When you think of creativity and innovation in government, John Lennon and Paul McCartney probably don’t spring to mind. Neither worked in government and, indeed, they were anti-establishment types who you can imagine sneering at "government bureaucrats."
Reforms, Election and Cyberspace
Immunity passports, a looming election, digitizing, and diversity
Leadership, Strategy and COVID-19 vaccines
Futureproofing for the Strategic Review
Guest host, Lori Turnbull, Deputy Editor, Canadian Government Executive welcomes very special guest Michael Wernick, former clerk of the Privy…
A Sustainable Ecosystem to Bridge the Skills Gap in Canada
Tune in to co-hosts, J. Richard Jones and Lori Turnbull, Deputy Editor, Canadian Government Executive and Director, School of Public…
The Canadian Cloud Difference
In this episode of CGE Radio, J. Richard Jones chats with Craig McLellan, Chief Executive Officer of ThinkOn about the…
Building Geospatial Capacity at the Municipal Level￼
In this episode J. Richard Jones chats with Alex Miller, President of Esri Canada about a joint research initiative between…