It is our job as public service leaders to be ambitious for our places and optimistic about their future, even though local government is going through very tough times, writes Gavin Jones
Leadership and learning: more than just words
Gavin Jones, chief executive of Essex CC, discusses leadership, learning, and the right time and place for experimentation with Barry Quirk, chief executive of Kensington & Chelsea RLBC and former Lewisham LBC boss.
It lies within our power to change how our organisations work
Building the learning organisation is not an officer agenda. Gavin Jones explains why it is worthwhile navigating the tensions to reap benefits not only for local authorities, but also for their residents.
How to achieve a perfect 10
Swindon BC CEX Gavin Jones proffers advice on what he has learned from a decade of working in local government