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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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The serious game of tactical urbanism

Professional planning has great influence in the design of public spaces so that they reflect a community’s needs, culture, and character. In general terms, this ...

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Internet voting

In 2000, I participated in a panel created in response to a request from U.S. President Bill Clinton to examine internet voting. My initial reaction ...

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