Tag Archives: consulting

Toronto as a city state?…

A place to live, a place to grow, Ontari-ari-ari-Oh! The people who govern Toronto periodically bemoan the constraints on their authority.  In Canada, cities are the constitutional children of provinces. There are two approaches to fixing problems in the governance of cities.  The one favoured by provinces is the shrinking of problems through amalgamation and…
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beyond the final report: consulting the right way takes more than being right

Last week, I told a room full of aspiring consultants in the School of Management at George Brown College's Centre for Business that being right is only half the value of my work.  The rest of the value lies in how the first half is conveyed to clients and other stakeholders. This was puzzling to…
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your democracy is functioning well when…

When it resists the most overt attempts at manipulation, you know your democracy is functioning well.  Even when it produces the wrong outcome, you can be confident that it’s still working correctly and will eventually outlast the geniuses who think they’re gaming it.  That’s the lesson I took from stories told in the recent books…
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