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Talking about the strategic plan on Rogers TV

July 5, 2012

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Turning the crank with pride and talent

June 27, 2012

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When a new senior management position is filled at City Hall, members of Council are sent a notice along with a short bio of the individual.  I am also impressed with the exceptional talent we are recruiting to Guelph – not just their professional and technical training but also their remarkably diverse work experience.  We […]

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We need to be ready for the future

June 26, 2012

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The Corporate Strategic Plan is about the future, but I’ll begin by talking about the past. I was recently inspired by a presentation on nation building – specifically our country’s history of nation building. The speaker traced its path from the construction of the Rideau Canal and Canadian Pacific Railway to the development of our […]

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What is the pace?

June 12, 2012

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I posted previously on the Corporate Strategic Framework moving forward to Council – Delivering on doing Business Differently. Our Executive Team has identified several strategic initiatives for 2012 to support the implementation of the strategic plan.  More than half of these initiatives are already underway. A good example is the Older Adult Strategy.  The Guelph […]

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Times are changing

June 7, 2012

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I was recently sent an article – “What’s the Future of Local Government? An Alliance White Paper Intended to Provoke a Needed Conversation” – that did an excellent job of summarizing the forces facing local government.  Here are the forces the report identified: Escalating demands and mission creep – the role of local government has […]

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Delivering on “doing business differently”

May 23, 2012

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Our CAO and Executive Team presented the framework and 2012 strategic activities (priorities) for the Corporate Strategic Plan to the Governance Committee yesterday. In doing so, they have challenged the organization – including Council – to walk the talk. We should expect nothing less from our CAO and senior management. It feels uncomfortable and it should.  We asked […]

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