Category Archives: Rant

PROTECT THE DEVIANTS!

I was a “risky” hire.  Not quite cut from the same cloth. A slightly irregular education. A different sort of professional background. An advocate for better, maybe not anonymous enough…someone with an opinion. The system, like any mature system, naturally … 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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Why open government is important to me.

This post is the second in a two part series about what motivates people to get involved in Open Government.It originally appeared in the GTEC2104 Blog. Open Government impacts our economy, political system, social stability, quality of life, beliefs, and … Continue reading

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Good enough, is.

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 you … 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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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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“Dreams of a digital nirvana don’t come true, but all is not lost.”

https://nusum.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/reflections-of-a-participant-observer/ When I was asked to write a post comparing technology and tools across time, I was intrigued because I believe that the tools and technology we choose shape the culture of our workplace. Twenty pages of draft text later, … Continue reading

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