Working on the front line

By John Henderson | 07 July 2016

After swapping the army for a role as a local government chief executive, John Henderson explains what councils can learn from the armed forces and how Staffordshire CC is pushing best practice on leadership

It’s been a fascinating first year in local government.

I know that I’m assimilating to the sector, as I now write emails addressed to ‘Dear colleagues’. I’m also enjoying it immensely; the variety, the quality of the people, and the ability to see results quickly all add up to a rewarding experience.

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