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Vote early and vote often

Created on 05 August 2013. Posted in Our blog

... but generally was a really cool recognition of all the cool things Glen has done in his still relatively short career. I can't think of anyone more deserving. Kudos Glen. Now, this post could / would ...

Hope over experience?!

Created on 04 August 2013. Posted in Our blog

... been reflecting on these two competing positions recently for two reasons; firstly as I reflect on my own work and career and secondly as I talk about other staff and ideas that we might want to employ ...

The Guardian Local Leaders Network respond

Created on 23 June 2013. Posted in Our blog

... our content will include more people, not fewer. We'll be doing more about the local leaders of the future, too, as they start their careers. We also do not think local government leaders are just people ...

Spending money or making money

Created on 27 May 2013. Posted in Our blog

... see how that logic works. In a job where every penny you don’t spend could, potentially, be profit for the organisation you will be much more careful about what you spend. In addition, when the incentives ...

What can Local Government learn from football

Created on 22 May 2013. Posted in Our blog

... of S151 Officers being seen in airports, Data Records Managers getting out of taxis and friends of friends of Heads of Adult Social Care circulating speculative rumours. Agents – the ‘in-demand’ local ...

Episode 5 - The one where we had the long awaited sequel to The King's Speech

Created on 14 May 2013. Posted in Our blog

...      Queens Speech A few things on the audit commission, pravdas and extending referendum powers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22447539   Rights for carers in Queens speech http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10040248/Carers-to-receive-legal-rights-under-new-laws.html ...

20 and Out

Created on 09 May 2013. Posted in Our blog

... filled with potential. It's been a turbulent career, full of highs and lows, so here I present just a few of the lessons he has taught me which I think relate in some way or another to local government. ...

Podcast Episode 4 released

Created on 28 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

...  This is the Guardian might be of interest... The risks of social care costs rising etc http://www.guardian.co.uk/social-care-network/2013/apr/17/councils-overwhelmed-care-reforms?CMP= (Shout out!) ...

Working for a ‘best achieving’ council

Created on 28 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

... the staff members generally care passionately about what they do. Equally, there are some people who have the fire in their belly for a challenge or a new way of working and the council have largely let ...