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  • Changing the climate from within

    • 11 Mar 2021
    • Kate Wilson is development manager at Osborne Thomas

    Kate Wilson looks at the challenge of finding talent in an increasingly competitive and talent-short market, while continuing to progress the overall goal of zero carbon emissions.

  • Rethinking for reset and recovery

    • 4 Mar 2021
    • Nick Cole is a senior consultant with GatenbySanderson’s local government executive search practice

    What can be learned from the pandemic to improve how local government services are delivered? Nick Cole looks at how corporate centre colleagues have risen to the challenge and offers some tips to local leaders

  • Feedback – the breakfast of champions?

    • 25 Feb 2021
    • Martin Tucker is managing partner at Faerfield

    Martin Tucker on why asking for feedback is often undervalued, but can be hugely beneficial

  • The change that must start from within

    • 18 Feb 2021
    • Alexis Curtis-Harris is lead for diversity and inclusion at Penna

    Alexis Curtis-Harris examines how the public sector can lead the way in promoting diversity and inclusion

  • ‘Normal’ no more.

    • 11 Feb 2021
    • Neil Lupin is managing partner at Green Park Interim & Executive Search

    From tragedy to opportunity, local government has a chance to move forwards and make the most of the positive changes the sector has seen since the pandemic hit, as Neil Lupin explains.

  • Work and wellbeing in a COVID world

    • 4 Feb 2021
    • Gemma Stevenson-Coupe is an associate consultant at Solace

    Gemma Stevenson-Coupe emphasises the importance of ensuring the mental health and wellbeing of yourself and your colleagues as the pandemic forcibly changes the environment we live and work in.

  • Workforce planning for a post-COVID world

    • 28 Jan 2021
    • Helen Anderson is a senior consultant at Tile Hill Executive Recruitment

    Helen Anderson says we need to use this year to start building for the future and ensuring our workforce is ready for the challenges ahead

  • Unprecedented, but definitely not on Mute

    • 21 Jan 2021
    • Julie Towers is managing director of Penna

    Julie Towers of Penna looks back on 2020 and the legacy impact on the people agenda.

  • Knowing when to hit the dance floor.

    • 14 Jan 2021
    • Phil Whitman is Client Solutions Partner for GatenbySanderson’s leadership and talent consultancy

    GatenbySanderson’s Phil Whitman outlines the importance of embracing adaptive leadership in public services.

  • Leading the charge to a brighter 2021

    • 17 Dec 2020
    • Fiyin Fayeye is senior consultant for HR at Penna

    With a year of challenge, opportunity and growth for HR and OD incoming, Fiyin Fayeye looks at the results of Penna’s HR survey of 2020 and says that a new style of leadership is emerging

  • Strength lies in differences

    • 10 Dec 2020
    • Ben Parsonage is an executive search consultant in the local government practice at Green Park

    Ben Parsonage says many employers need to change their dated mindset requiring candidates to ‘fit in’ with their existing culture, and instead start visualising what qualities they can ‘add to’ your organisation.

  • Todays challenge – tomorrow’s world

    • 3 Dec 2020
    • Manny Sandhu - Dir at West Midlands Employers and Louise Teboul-Operations Dir at Common Purpose UK

    A lot has changed and so must leadership – we need to lead beyond ‘authority’, explain Manny Sandhu and Louise Teboul

  • The learning never stops

    • 26 Nov 2020
    • Jessica Mullinger, Head of Interim Management at Solace

    Drawing on feedback from Solace’s recent development programmes and events, Jessica Mullinger assesses the advantages and disadvantages to both live and virtual settings as we look at different ways of learning due to the pandemic

  • Breaking down the barriers to employment

    • 12 Nov 2020
    • Craig Clarke

    Will virtual working lead to a greater spread of geographical talent? Craig Clarke looks at the possibilities

  • Diversity and inclusion – the job’s not done

    • 5 Nov 2020
    • Julie Towers is managing director of Penna

    What can the sector do to drive diversity and inclusion and push forward the agenda set by Black Lives Matter? Julie Towers explains we can all add to the momentum

  • Digital transformation – the new norm

    • 29 Oct 2020
    • Ben Manojlovic is local government consultant at Veredus

    COVID has forced us to change the way we work forever says Ben Manojlovic, and local authorities have increasingly had to look at digital transformation in order to move forwards – but what are the benefits?

  • Five tips for developing a NED portfolio

    • 22 Oct 2020
    • Jes Ladva is a partner at Odgers Interim and Odgers Connect

    Jes Ladva of Odgers looks at the insight and ideas put forward during recent leadership events with top government figures on the subject of non-executive directors

  • Stepping up to the challenge of socially distanced teams

    • 15 Oct 2020
    • Dr Simon Willson is a Solace Associate and freelance OD consultant and coach

    With remote working likely to remain for the foreseeable future, what do leaders need to do to ensure their teams continue to function well and develop? Dr Simon Willson looks at ways in which this might be done

  • From good to great

    • 9 Oct 2020
    • Julie Towers is managing director of Penna

    In the wake of The MJ’s successful virtual achievement awards last week, Penna’s Julie Towers takes a look at what qualities lead to success in a leadership team

  • Taking steps to a more inclusive organisation

    • 1 Oct 2020
    • Barry McNeill

    Nancy Scott and Barry McNeill look at the topic of ‘organisational belonging’ – is it top of your to-do list or just a ‘nice to have’?