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COVID’s Values Revolution: Measuring Culture Change, Charting Civic Recovery

Aug 2020 | July-August Issue
Only a couple of months prior to the COVID outbreak in North America, I delivered the conference keynote address to Ontario’s municipal CAOs/City Managers on the theme of “We Are All In This Together.” Who could have known then that a civic values revolution was about to take place, brought on by a global pandemic, making this phrase a ubiquitous civic call, trumpeted from every street corner
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COVID’s Values Revolution – Part II: Compassion is Key to Resilient Civic Leadership

Oct 2020 | September-October Issue
In the last edition we examined the results of a global culture assessment conducted by Barrett Values Centre to better understand the impact COVID-19 has had on local government organizational culture and trends for civic recovery, what is often referred to as the “new normal” or the “great reset”.
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COVID VALUES REVOLUTION – PART III: Addressing Toxicity in the Public Square, Fostering Resilient Cities

Dec 2020 | November - December Issue
During the first two parts of this series we examined the results of a global culture assessment on the impact COVID-19 has had on local government organizational culture, trends for civic recovery, and featured the resilience and effectivenes
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THE RISE OF THE PHILOSOPHER-CAO

Feb 2021 | Municipal Civic Resilience
The life of Oak Ridge, Tennessee’s city manager Dr. Mark S. Watson can be described as a Quixotic quest for practical wisdom—a life-long effort to bring philosophy down from the heavens and into the public square, where it has greatest positive impact for the common good, for justice and for human flourishing.
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COVID VALUES REVOLUTION – PART III: Addressing Toxicity in the Public Square, Fostering Resilient Cities

Feb 2021 | Municipal Civic Resilience
During the first two parts of this series we examined the results of a global culture assessment on the impact COVID-19 has had on local government organizational culture, trends for civic recovery, and featured the re
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COVID’s Values Revolution – Part II: Compassion is Key to Resilient Civic Leadership

Feb 2021 | Municipal Civic Resilience
In the last edition we examined the results of a global culture assessment conducted by Barrett Values Centre to better understand the impact COVID-19 has had on local government organizational culture and trends for civic recovery, what is often referred to as the “new normal” or the “great reset”.
Read More
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COVID’S VALUES REVOLUTION: MEASURING CULTURE CHANGE, CHARTING CIVIC RECOVERY

Feb 2021 | Municipal Civic Resilience
Only a couple of months prior to the COVID outbreak in North America, I delivered the conference keynote address to Ontario’s municipal CAOs/City Managers on the theme of “We Are All In This Together.” Who could have known then that a civic values revolution was about to take place, brought on by a global pandemic, making this phrase a ubiquitous civic call, trumpeted from every street corner
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Our Infrastructure Story as Civic Education

Feb 2021 | Municipal Civic Resilience
Whenever we are asked to consider the appropriate or best way to communicate with Council on matters of the public interest, such as our collective challenges with municipal infrastructure, I consider the public messages that will be most helpful and instructive for our “unelected community representatives” in our local democracies: the citizens.  
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