Category Archives: Culture

No one cares about open government

Open government is one of those terms that has different meanings depending upon your perspective.You might feel it is mostly about open data, or making information freely available, or you might think it is about engaging with constituents. In 2014 … Continue reading

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So what’s with the ducks?

  Those of you that have been to my office know that I seem to have an obsession with ducks, particularly the bathtub kind. My collection of rubber, plastic, glass and paper ducks was mostly accumulated a few years ago … 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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Good enough, is. Gets better.

  I have worked with government now for about 15 years and somewhere in that period I became infected with Public Service Renewal disease.  I call it that because that was I how I first learned to articulate it. But … Continue reading

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Three words for the season

This holiday season I would like to share a song with you from a band that my teenage son introduced to me to. It is certainly not a Christmas song, but I think the sentiment is one that is appropriate. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Open

This post originally appeared in the Canadian Government Executive Blog, November, 10, 2013. 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 … 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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