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A Curious Concept Of Leadership

Yet what is perhaps more crucial is whether individuals on the ground feel empowered to partake in these conversations. The chatter on the Internet may project the image of an active citizenry or consultative government, but it would appear that constructive engagements have been far and few between since the Our Singapore Conversation initiative from 2012 to 2013. One wonders if the aspirations and recommendations mooted were taken into consideration, and how the exercise – with significant involvement of and feedback from Singaporeans – may have shaped policy-making processes. In other words, how has rhetoric shaped actions? Continue reading

Large-Scale “Dialogues” Have No Value

The time has come for us to stop organising large-scale dialogue sessions. Continue reading

How Policy-Makers Can Expand Their Spheres Of Influence Through Quality Dialogue Sessions

Nonetheless, these outreach efforts are extremely time-consuming, and the demand for such intimacy would progressively outstrip the available supply; that is, the ministers and their team of elected representatives. As Mr. Shanmugam and his counterparts continue to talk candidly to Singaporeans, I posit that it is increasingly imperative for corresponding dialogue sessions – many of which are chaired by policy-makers – to be comprehensively enhanced to facilitate quality discussions on a range of political, socio-economic issues. Continue reading

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