Tackling local government's leadership paradoxes

By Graeme McDonald | 25 April 2023
  • Graeme McDonald

On a recent trip to Legoland in Billund, Denmark – it was for the children, honest – it occurred to me just how many comparisons there are between those world-famous plastic bricks, UK local government and the way councils are run.

In different shapes and sizes, there are countless possibilities to be creative and experimental in how each piece fits together – just as innovation and imagination are key to the way councils operate. In fact, it is often the combination of very different attributes that make the most valuable impact.

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