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Re-writing the book Leading from the front – building transformational leadership

Public sector leaders are battling against a backdrop of unprecedented change, political uncertainty and relentless budget constraints. It’s fair to say that in today’s evolving landscape, leading isn’t an easy task.

Without effective leadership, organisation-wide transformation will not happen and in today's environment, standing still is not an option.

This discussion paper looks at the steps that must be taken to achieve strong leadership and positive culture, across the board. Here, we summarise the findings of aLeadership Forum with 24 public sector leadersand share key learnings that stand to help readers shape their approach, drawing from real-world best practice, including:

  • Leading self
  • Creating a leadership community
  • Forming the top team
  • Engaging the whole organisation

Click here to access and download this latest insightful discussion paper.

   
Looking for good practice guidance to support you in your work?

Patrick Duce, IGP Project Manager, outlines the A-Z of homelessness and where you can find the necessary tools & resources from Homeless Link.

HL:  The A-Z of homelessness resources
 
SME Supplier Locator update...

UK Government and public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase and by 2020, it is the stated intent of Cabinet Office that £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts goes to SME’s. The past 5 years have seen government make a priority of getting money through its supply chain into the hands of SMEs, by both setting targets and introducing new procurement mechanisms.

Against this backdrop, the WiredGov Supplier Locator service has been developed specifically to embrace the SME Agenda and provide the ideal platform for SME’s to promote their services, solutions, accreditation and success stories directly to our ever increasing audience across all government and public sector verticals and Tier 1 suppliers.

Recent arrivals to the SME Supplier Locator service include:

Opera PR & Communications

Click here to find out more. 

    
Despite digital technology creation of input material is still a critical skill

SQA has published a new collection of creative writing, produced by students from across Scotland who have completed English courses over the past year.

SQA publishes Write Times 2: a celebration of our candidates' brilliant writing
   
Is one more vulnerable when in love?

Dstl asked their neuroscientists to explain the science of love on Valentine’s Day; Love triangles or the triangles of love?

Dstl experts decode the science behind falling in love

Action Fraud:  Victims lost £41m to romance fraud in 2017

  

 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views, for those who put fingers to keyboard in order to ‘share their views’:

Researched Links:

Brexit microsite (Information about the Article 50 process and our negotiations for a new partnership with the EU)

DExEU:  Plans outlined to extend 'settled status' deal to citizens from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway

FS Speech: Uniting for a Great Brexit

techUK responds to Boris Johnson's Brexit Speech

HM Treasury:  The UK's shared economic values with Sweden

Brexit speech by Michel Barnier

EU long-term budget after 2020: EC sets out options – and their consequences

A Europe that delivers: EC presents ideas for a more efficient EU

Future EU budget: Undermining Cohesion Policy risks undermining Europe's future

Defra:  Food & drink export sales soar in Brexit boost

ScotGov:  Dutch connections

WAG:  FM meets the Taoiseach to discuss trade post-Brexit

LGA: use Brexit to make traffic light food & drink labelling mandatory

Open Europe:  The Brexit regulation debate pits short-term disruption against future prosperity

POST:  Science Diplomacy

POST:  Overseas Electricity Interconnection

IEA:  UK has much to gain and little to fear from trade deal with US

PX:  The case for unilateral free trade

BEIS:  New rules introduced to protect consumers against ticket touting

 

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