Category Archives: Leadership

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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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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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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Colour me naive

This post originally appeared on the Canadian Government Executive Blog September 17,2013 You know, I have been around long enough to know better, but still choose to believe in stuff like Blueprint 2020, because change can’t happen unless we believe … Continue reading

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Hold your breath, it’s going to go deep.

December 2013 Update: The full paper is now available on the Articles page.  June 24, 2013 Update: Our paper submissions are complete, now I have to do is write the paper entitled: THE CROWDED BOARDROOM — WHEN THE LONG TAIL … Continue reading

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Q&A with Ina Parvanova

This is the third installment in our series of highlighting PSEngage Speakers. Ina Parvanova Public Affairs Director, at Mayo Clinic has extensive experience working in a fast paced environment. Ina started her career as a reporter, working for Reuters and Canadian … Continue reading

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