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New Capabilities in Strategic Leadership: Insights from Singapore

Opinion  -  Sheila Ronis

Singapore’s experience holds lessons for the establishment of robust, future-oriented national strategy frameworks elsewhere.

Governance at the Leading Edge: Black Swans, Wild Cards, and Wicked Problems

Article  -  Peter Ho

At the 2008 Strategic Perspectives Conference, Head of Civil Service Peter Ho traced the evolution of contemporary public sector practice. He concludes that while the Public Service has successfully adopted best practices from the private sector and elsewhere in the past, these are not enough to ensure good governance as we move into an unpredictable and complex future. In the following excerpt, he highlights the nature of the challenges ahead and argues that Singapore must develop its own new brand of governance in order to manage these critical uncertainties and generate original solutions to the wicked problems of our time.

Commissioning Public Value: The Role of Civil Servants

Article  -  Peter Shergold

Civil servants should see themselves as the architects of new, flexible, cross-sectoral arrangements for creating greater public value.

Government 2.0: Pursuing National Productivity through Collaborative Networking

Article  -  Chan Lai Fung

A new model of connectedness and collaboration in Government could transform the creation and delivery of public value.

The New Synthesis: Preparing Government for the Challenges of the 21st Century

Article  -  Jocelyne Bourgon

The New Synthesis Framework expands the concept and practice of governance beyond traditional boundaries of public administration.

Ageing and Public Policy — A Global Perspective

Article  -  Andrew Kwok

Is there an impending ageing crisis? Two views predominate in the global discourse.

Thinking through Complexity, Managing for Uncertainty

Article  -  Lam Chuan Leong

Our thinking is less rational than we'd like to believe, but can we learn to outsmart our own cognitive biases?

Opinion: Identities and Institutions—The Needs of a New Era

Opinion  -  Catherine Fieschi

Political scientist Catherine Fieschi believes that new institutions need to be fashioned in order to help societies and communities recreate meaning and purpose in light of new and emerging forms of identities.