• In defence of the Taylor review

    19 July 2017

    Liam Booth-Smith argues that if we want better employers we need to be better consumers, too.

  • Regardless of leadership style, being human is essential

    19 July 2017

    Following the leadership response to the Grenfell tragedy, Julie Towers says the human touch is an underestimated trait and yet is the most powerful.

  • We need more women leaders in the sector

    19 July 2017

    Heather Jameson says local government still has a woeful record on diversity, equality and representation, but provides a snapshot of the powerful women leading the sector.

  • Top team crisis hits county

    19 July 2017

    Controversial restructuring plans are at the centre of a fierce row dividing Lancashire’s senior management and political leadership teams

  • Succession planning for a fast-changing future

    28 June 2017

    Jody Goldsworthy urges councils to prepare for the future as leadership roles begin to change and local authorities set out to find the next generation.

  • Where does the buck stop?

    28 June 2017

    In the wake of the resignation of Kensington & Chelsea RLBC’s chief executive over the handling of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Blair McPherson asks important questions about the nature of responsibility.

  • Dawn Baxendale: Chiefs have lost their public service raison d’être

    28 June 2017

    Dawn Baxendale speaks to Sam Clayden about how Southampton City Council – and local government as a whole – will be grappling with an increasingly uncertain future

  • Is the apprenticeship levy an opportunity or a joke?

    28 June 2017

    Tony Kirkham supports apprenticeships but says they must be developed in all shapes and sizes so they are a genuine opportunity rather than just another tax.

  • Chief resigns ahead of crunch hearing

    20 June 2017

    Bury MBC’s suspended chief executive, Mike Owen, resigned ahead of this week’s hearing into his handling of historical child abuse allegations.

  • Singing and winning

    14 June 2017

    Look out Britain’s Got Talent – staff at Merton LBC could be applying to be on the show very soon.

  • Bury set to meet over suspensions of officials

    14 June 2017

    Bury MBC will discuss the future of three suspended senior officials – including chief executive Mike Owen – next week.

  • What can the General Election do for the public sector workforce?

    08 June 2017

    Caroline Nugent lays down the key asks the PPMA is making of the new government.

  • Smaller BIGGER Different

    06 June 2017

    A project to deliver shared ambitions for Sutton as a place will mean the council working in different ways and being more flexible, agile, outward-looking and enterprising, writes Jessica Crowe.

  • Warwickshire’s new double team

    06 June 2017

    Warwickshire CC’s new joint managing directors David Carter and Monica Fogarty explain how the new partnership – the first of its kind among the counties – places the authority in a prime position to succeed.

  • Who are the innovation policy-makers of the future?

    05 June 2017

    Innovation policy has been changing fast and local authorities have to ensure they have access to the skills needed to construct policies for the future, argues Alex Glennie and Benjamin Reid.

  • Poole and Bournemouth to work together

    31 May 2017

    Poole and Bournemouth Councils are planning to combine back office services as part of plans to save £16m over the next two years.

  • Start in the middle

    25 May 2017

    Mark Fletcher-Brown explains why getting middle management on board is one of the most important factors of successful leadership.

  • New ways of working

    24 May 2017

    Louise Round reflects on the nature of accountability and the impact a blame culture might have on an organisation.

  • How’s your resilience?

    17 May 2017

    Blair McPherson gives a few tips on improving your ‘bounceback-abillity’ by focusing on your organisation’s resilience.

  • Nicholls is new deputy

    17 May 2017

    Basingstoke & Deane BC has appointed Victor Nicholls as its new deputy chief executive.