21st century leadership, technology and climate change
A number of councils in the UK have declared a climate change emergency. Max Wide says that while better technologies will help, what’s really needed to change behaviour is ‘bold, artful and technologically aware leadership’
Four paths to our future workforce
Max Wide looks ahead and asks how local government can avoid ending up as a set of ageing organisations, unable to appeal to and serve a new generation
Mike Bennett and Max Wide fear too many local authorities see commissioning as a new spin on old-fashioned procurement, and have not yet developed an holistic and mature approach to market engagement
Redesigning public services from the outside in
Sandy Hopkins and Max Wide explain what’s driving the Society of Local Authority Chief Executive's newly launched innovation and commissioning network.