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GovComms: The Future of Government Communication


Through conversation with industry greats, experts and innovators from around the world, GovComms delivers the latest insights and best practice in government communication. We provide the resources to help you, the government and public sector, communicate policies, services and regulations with impact.

A podcast by contentgroup, leaders in government communication.

Oct 30, 2017

Leading is always challenging; you need to have authority, be an inspiration to others, guide your people through change, diplomatically manage the politics of internal and external stakeholders – the list may well be endless.

For those searching for someone who has navigated these turbulent waters with finesses, we have the man for you – Paul Maddison, once Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy and the current now High Commissioner of Canada to Australia.

Paul has seen dramatic changes in his 38-year naval career, the rise of consultative communication and women in the workforce to name just two. Now as High Commissioner, he fosters bilateral relations between the two nations using an innovative communication strategy.

A must listen for all in a leadership role, with any interest in defence or international communications.

In the podcast:

  • Changes seen during Paul’s 38 year long military career, including the introduction of a consultative communication approach and the rise of women in naval roles
  • The importance of genuine and authentic leadership
  • The role of storytelling in effective communication
  • How to inspire subordinates and instil confidence in them
  • The move from Naval Commander to Diplomat
  • How the Canadian Embassy creates and manages content
  • The importance of innovation in communication