I am Professor of Public Management Emeritus at the University of Toronto, having retired in July 2020 after a 45-year academic career.
I continue to be engaged in research, writing, and giving professional presentations. With my co-author and spouse Beth Herst, I am completing a book on narrative and politics.
On this website I post blogs about politics, narrative, and my life experiences.
Just Published: Populism Kneecaps Public Sector Innovation
My Three Thousand Citations: What Does it Mean?
Review of The Persistence of Innovation in Government
Practitioner Perspectives on Encouraging Public Sector Innovation
Radio Interview about “The Persistence of Innovation in Government”
Persistence of Innovation in Government
A Guide for Innovative Public Servants
Sammy Yatim Article
Clay Christensen on Government Innovation
Governing Fables is Now Available
“Making Narrative Count” Now Available Online
Digital State 2.5
In A Quandary about Web 2.0