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Transforming the Public Service: Personal Adaptation to Change

I recently attended the conference Transforming the Public Service 2012: Weathering the Perfect Storm, presented by the Conference Board of Canada.   My main take-away was that public service transformation is subsidiary to the global…

PS Engage 2012: Re-inventing Work in the Public Sector

On Tuesday, November 27, Delta Partners again sponsored the PS Engage Conference at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum here in Ottawa. The first PS Engage event was held in November 2011, and did a beautiful job of laying the…

Lessons in Innovation from PS Engage 2011

Along with over a hundred other delegates, presenters and sponsors, I had the pleasure of participating in the PS Engage 2011 Learning & Networking Event last Tuesday.  The Canadian Aviation and Space Museum was a wonderful and inspiring…

Canada’s Public Service: A Career for the Net Generation?

The front page headline on yesterday’s Ottawa Citizen featured a story about a recent survey that links the level of engagement that Canadian federal public servants are reporting, based on the amount of time they have been employed.…

Social Media - Early Adopters boat has left; will you be a Laggard?

Recent studies indicate that the adoption rate of online social networks is in decline. This does not imply that the popularity of social networks is in decline.  Rather, the adoption rate is flattening as a majority of the population…

Building the Foundation for a successful Social Media Marketing Initiative

I don’t know about you, but this entire social media wave has at times completely overwhelmed me - the pace at which the whole trend is moving and changing is breathtaking. Yet, as a business owner, I know that one can’t ignore this. It…

The times they are a-changin’

In 1989 Delta Partners was incorporated. Some interesting things about 1989: Apple pulled out of the AppleLink project, so it was renamed and America Online was born (but it couldn’t be accessed by a non-Apple computer until 1991)…

All you have to do is…

Social media is hard. Unless you have money. Heaven knows you don’t have to be remarkably intelligent, witty, or engaging to be successful. Of course, these things help – and are likely a requirement if you intend to make any money…