January 2017 issue: A proposal to change public service culture

In this issue of Canadian Government Executive, our lead story is on how to bring about real cultural change in the public service. Gilles Paquet, Professor Emeritus at the Telfer School of Management talks about the new governance system that requires a thorough renewal of our way of selecting, evaluating and coaching executives. Other stories:...

A Serious Error in Judgement: Former PBO throws Public Service Leadership under the Bus

Written by Jason McNaught Former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page doesn’t put a lot of faith in the future of the public service. Even with new leadership in the PMO, Page has all but written off the current generation of leaders in the public service to affect meaningful change. “Unfortunately,” he tells the National Post,...

A curriculum fit for public service transformation

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Like all governments, the federal public service faces increasing demands for innovation, cost efficiency, organizational agility, responsiveness to the needs of citizens, and harnessing new technologies across organizations....

Social leadership and a public servant’s pride

In Renewal On April 8, 2015 0 608 0

As a new assistant director in the Human Resources Branch at Canada Revenue Agency, I would like to share my thoughts on two topics that I am extremely passionate about: social leadership and a public servant’s pride....

UK’s chief public executive keynote at APEX symposium

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John Manzoni, the head of the U.K. public service, will be the keynote speaker for APEX’s annual Symposium, May 26-27....

Systems evolution: A gigamap

In Renewal On March 25, 2015 0 1K 0

What is the central challenge facing government institutions and societies in coming decades? We define this challenge as Digital Era Governance, where information knows few boundaries, power is dispersed, and authority and accountability need to be reconceived....

Policy development in the digital age

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Last September the federal government announced a small business hiring credit. Asked to justify the policy, finance minister Joe Oliver cited analysis by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), a nonprofit that represents the interests of small and mid-size business owners....

Everything has changed

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We hear it often about the digital era: “Everything has changed.” We hear that new technologies, business models, and modes of thinking are not just interesting, but downright revolutionary....

Global Solution Networks: A revolution in governance

In Renewal On March 11, 2015 0 572 0

I don’t think governments have changed fundamentally since Al Gore made that famous commitment 20 years ago. We’ve largely paved the cow path and I think we know what needs to be done: we need to change the whole architecture of government. We need to release raw data so that governments can become a platform...

When data meets regulatory uncertainty

In Renewal On March 9, 2015 0 570 0

Last September Netflix refused the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) order to provide confidential subscriber information and in so doing called into question the Commission’s authority to regulate it under The Broadcasting Act....