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Creating Hot Spots of Innovation & Energy in Your Organisation

Article  -  Lynda Gratton

Leaders can ignite creative energy by asking incisive questions and nurturing cross-boundary collaboration, writes Lynda Gratton from the London Business School.

Sharpening Singapore's Edge: Insights from the IBM Experience

Article  -  Teresa Lim

Singapore needs to develop T-shaped workers and a culture that favours innovation, collaboration, diversity and values.

Modernising Public Sector Management: Recent Reforms in Western Australia

Article  -  Chris Stansbury, Alan Barrett

Legislative changes pave the way for greater public sector accountability, flexibility and collaboration.

Developing Human Capital: Insights from the Summit

Article  -  Geoff Armstrong

The theme-weaver for the inaugural Human Capital Summit reflects on the event’s broader significance and key insights.

Rethinking Incentives for the Downturn

Article  -  Stephen Choo

Management approaches that engage and enable employees are needed more than ever in a downturn, argues Hay Group’s Stephen Choo.

Leadership at a Time of Crisis

Article  -  Peter Shergold

Five key qualities are demanded of civil servants at a time of crisis, argues Professor Peter Shergold, a distinguished public service veteran and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Civil Service College.

Ageing Population: What to Expect and What to Do

Article  -  Norbert Walter

What will the global ageing trend mean for finance, investment and production? Professor Norbert Walter highlights the economic implications of ageing in the coming decades.

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.

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.