Leadership development and transformation

Local government leadership: less is more

Posted by Emma Cornwall

A recent report by the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) Think Tank, Local Government: Time for Reinvention, says the future of local government needs a radical rethink early in the new parliament in order to define what councils are for, what … Continue reading

Pharma’s New Network Model: Assessing the new demands on leaders

Posted by Ian Wilcox

The first few months of 2015 have been turbulent for pharma R&D: In February Sanofi laid off 100 R&D staffers in Cambridge. That same month, Pfizer announced plans to lay off R&D staff. AstraZeneca is spinning out its anti-infectives unit … Continue reading

Leadership in local government: time for a culture of risk-taking and entrepreneurship

Posted by Emma Cornwall

Risk-takers, entrepreneurs, commercially savvy, collaborative networkers, place shapers, visionary (but humble and authentic) leaders. Just add ‘walk on water’ and you have a pretty intimidating list of attributes that today’s local government leaders are expected to have and display. The … Continue reading

The small bang theory

Posted by Douglas Ferguson

Big, bold change is the recipe for success, right? Even better, bigger and faster changes. That would be fine if it were possible or true for most of us mere mortals. Yes, big change can, does and should occur. However, … Continue reading

NHS Five Year Forward View: flexible, optimistic, but demanding on leaders

Posted by Simon Bird

With just seven months until an election, there was speculation that the NHS chief executive’s Five Year Forward View, might be a bit hollow – low on commitment and very diplomatic. Nothing could be further from the truth. Instead, Simon … Continue reading

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