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Organisation Development – the missing piece of the leadership puzzle

  • Authors: Robin Ryde
  • Published Date: 16 March 2017
“There is a well-established body of expertise found in the Organisation Development (OD) discipline that leaders can greatly benefit from when making decisions about strategic change, cultural alig...
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A primer on policy entrepreneurs

  • Authors: Jo Luetjens
  • Published Date: 06 March 2017
In light of her soon to be published book chapter ‘Policy Entrepreneurs and Foreign Policy Decision-Making’ (with Professor Michael Mintrom), ANZSOG researcher Jo Luetjens has written a summa...
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Authentic Leadership: Finding your true north

  • Published Date: 06 March 2017
Concepts of leadership and of power are shifting dramatically in response to the complexities of our contemporary environment. Delivering an ANZSOG thought leadership seminar to a Wellington audience...
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Challenges and opportunities of Indigenous public service leadership

  • Published Date: 06 March 2017
We know we’ve made progress in recent years, but what lessons (good and bad) could and should we be learning from other places? What makes for culturally inclusive public sector organisations l...
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ANZSOG influences NSW policy on commissioning and contestability

  • Published Date: 02 March 2017
The NSW Government formally launched its policy on commissioning and contestability on the 28th of February. This follows the establishment of a Commissioning and Contestability Unit last year – the...
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Public policy and public management’s top four themes

  • Published Date: 28 February 2017
“Good public policy and programs can make the world a better place. In complex circumstances, it’s a challenge to define purpose and measure performance, while also dealing with shared authority a...
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: why robust evaluation matters

  • Published Date: 28 February 2017
“One of the things that drives my work is the promise of good evaluation,’’ says Patricia Rogers, Professor of Public Sector Evaluation and ANZSOG Evidence and Evaluation Hub Principle. “The o...
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ANZSOG research in 'hot' demand

  • Published Date: 24 February 2017
Time to share some good news! ANZSOG scholars and colleagues have been winning awards and marking achievements in a great start to 2017. Creating and measuring public value The book Public Valu...
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Public institutions and the productivity imperative

  • Authors: Gary Banks
  • Published Date: 24 February 2017
An independent public institution is crucial to identify, analyse and communicate the reforms necessary to improve national productivity, writes former ANZSOG Dean Gary Banks in Ethos j...
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Strengthening evaluation capacity in government

  • Published Date: 17 February 2017
ANZSOG’s Evidence and Evaluation Hub recently convened a roundtable with senior policy advisers and leaders in evaluation from across New Zealand and Australia to share knowledge and identify priori...
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Justifying our post-disaster recovery spend

  • Published Date: 17 February 2017
In Australia and New Zealand, disaster recovery is a big deal. Since 2009, natural disasters have claimed more than 200 Australian lives, destroyed 2670 houses and damaged a further 7680, and affected...
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An alumnus’ experience: Ferris Bueller and understanding the adaptive leadership challenge

  • Published Date: 17 February 2017
One of the challenges for public sector leaders can be finding the time to reflect on and develop their leadership style. Mark Hogan, a recent graduate from ANZSOG’s Towards Strategic Leadershi...