Weekly Roundup – September 20th

Is it Friday already? We’ve had a lot of content this week. If you’ve missed any of it, you can check the links below.

Robert Thompson, former Clerk of the Executive Council and Secretary to Cabinet in Newfoundland, talks about policy capacity and why it needs to be a leadership priority.

In his blog post, Thom Kearney says it is necessary to believe in things like Blueprint 2020 – because only by believing can we effect change.
Sagarika Saha, Katia Gauvin and Colleen McCormick explain how the institutional entrepreneur is the new public servant.

George Wenzel blogs about energy vampires in the workplace – his experiences in being one, and advice for how to avoid becoming one.

John Wilkins of the Schulich School of Business and the need for public sector management reform.

Federal CIO Corinne Charette on the changing role of the CIO. How has the role of the CIO changed from technical leader to strategic business enabler?

Editor-in-chief Toby Fyfe on open government – how is technology changing the way we do business on the front line as well as in our offices?

Staff writer Amy Allen blogs about the message behind Craig Szelestowski’s workshop presentation at this week’s CPSQA meeting, and the difficulty public servants might face in dwelling on problems long enough to find an appropriate solution.

That’s it from us. We hope you have a great weekend!

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