Category Archives: Collaboration

Collaboration eh? 

In honour of the FWD50 conference taking place in Ottawa this week, here is a post that seems relevant to the conference theme of “Use technology to make society better for all”. It is a post about yesterday, today and … Continue reading

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Service & Program people can I buy you a coffee?

This post is directed to those of you that identify as a service or program person working in government. Not too long ago I moved from Open Government Engagement to take on the role of Lead for Learning in Policy … Continue reading

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The Crowded Boardroom: When the long tail collides with hierarchy – a true story.

This not a random picture, it is how I envision the government. Each ship is a department or agency. The ships have commanders with considerable authority. Communication at a distance is very bad, (they did it with flags). Groups of … Continue reading

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You can change culture now: 3 essential truths for public service leaders

Three profound truths that I discovered at a red light one day… Continue reading

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January, 2014 Update

Some of the things I am involved with this quarter. 1. Leadership Summit 2014, February 25, Ottawa Canadian Government Executive Magazine and lead sponsor Adobe put on a very informative day last year, and I am looking forward to attending … Continue reading

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The Importance of Open

Over the years I have had the chance to reflect upon lessons from quite a few successful and unsuccessful projects.  One of the more significant things that I have been lucky enough to be involved with is helping to bring … Continue reading

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Collaboration Tools the Shirky Ladder

This post originally appeared as part of the GTEC 2013 Blog Collaboration is a word you hear a lot these days, and its one of GTEC13’s theme words.  In the Government of Canada (GC) Public Service context, the Chief Information … Continue reading

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The Culture Table – Request for input

The purpose of this post is to share something I am working on in the hopes of receiving some feedback from people like you. Back in April I wrote a post entitled “Hold your breath, it’s going to go deep”  … Continue reading

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Would you attend a Chatham House party for Blueprint 2020?

UPDATE, August 1, 2013 A total of 36 people signed up for invitations. We are now coordinating times and such. The next update will be a blog post after the event is held. UPDATE, July 29, 2013 We have reached … Continue reading

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Three truths to help you change the culture of the Public Service

This is one of two posts for the GTEC 2013 blog series where we are exploring what it means to be an Agile, Open, Collaborative and Mobile Government. My focus will be on the Cultural, Organizational and Policy Infrastructure that … Continue reading

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