Tag Archives: Performance

“Going the extra mile”

June 16, 2013

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The introduction to last week’s Tribune editorial read: “A lot of city residents were probably scratching their heads last week when reading stories about relatively high absenteeism and relatively low “employee engagement” at city hall. Getting on the city’s payroll is seen by many on the outside as a plum job, with good pay and benefits […]

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Basic Building Blocks – Role and Responsibilities of Council

January 25, 2012

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The Conference Board of Canada offers a framework for principle-based governance for boards of directors which has relevance in considering the questions posed in a previous post ( Basic Building Blocks): How should Council express its relationship with the Community (taxpayers) and City Hall (city employees)? How should Council be accountable for its leadership role and […]

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Basic building blocks

January 24, 2012

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One of the first things they teach you in Directors College is to understand the basic building blocks of your organization and the relationships between them. There are three parts to our local government: Our taxpayers – Community Our elected officials – Council Our city employees – City Hall Our democratic institutions are founded on […]

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