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Mad about modernism

When you think about heritage buildings, you often picture cute Victorian houses and main streets or grand Gothic Revival churches. Buildings from the 1950s and ...

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Restoring energy to exhausted, depleted employees?

Manage energy, not engagement Are your traditional employee engagement efforts delivering the results you need? That is, are your municipality’s engagement surveys, town hall meetings, ...

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Do municipalities have a duty to adapt to climate change?

As extreme weather events linked to climate change hit Canadian municipalities increasingly hard, what is happening to the risk of municipal governments being sued for ...

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Thriving in the midst of a talent revolution

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got.” This popular saying has often been used in leadership courses to encourage ...

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Mobile devices & your municipality

Avoiding Downstream Liability It’s become increasingly common for municipal staff, particularly those requiring secure access to municipal servers, to sport at least one, and in ...

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When volunteering hinders

I am a great supporter of those who volunteer their time and talents in the service of others. These folks are the very backbone of ...

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Better drives change ... doesn't it?

Every new road, upgraded computer application, cancelled project, corporate reorganization, downsizing, or relocation (to mention only a handful of endeavors) have something significant in common. ...

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Looking in the mirror

Leadership for a more sustainable future begins at the top With smaller budgets and an eye to the future, communities across Canada are taking steps ...

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Municipal vision alive on national stage

In November, FCM was on Parliament Hill to meet with 190 parliamentarians – including 14 cabinet ministers – to highlight municipal priorities for Phase 2 ...

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