John Knight

  • Leaders and laggers in a post-COVID world

    21 July 2020

    In a post-modern world of local government we may well be looking at the survival of the fittest and councils could be heading for a ‘slow motion car crash into decline’, warns John Knight.

  • Now the clapping has stopped the listening needs to start

    19 June 2020

    John Knight says COVID-19 has given citizens a much sharper focus on the local services they value and need. It’s time for councils to open a conversation with residents on what they want for the future, he believes

  • Supporting the survivors

    09 June 2020

    C.Co has been working with a pan-Cheshire programme designed to provide a safe place to live and support for complex needs for survivors of domestic abuse. John Knight explains.

  • The Future of Local Government – no way back

    03 June 2020

    The findings of a survey on the future impact of COVID-19 on councils provide an opportunity to consider ways to level up how services are delivered, says John Knight.

  • Re-setting the culture clock

    08 March 2017

    A primary concern among chief executives in delivering transformation is ensuring the right culture exists in their organisation. John Knight explains how councils are changing a culture 50 years in the making.

  • Towards one shared vision

    08 December 2014

    Two Devon councils are breaking new ground to recruit their workforce based on the behaviours that meet their vision as well as the necessary skills. John Knight explains