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ME AND MY SHADOW

The beauty of local government is that it does so much. The problem of working in (or, in my case, with) local government, is that we can never hope to experience it all. From social services and street cleansing, to libraries and registrars, each role is diverse and unique and requires a different set of […]

WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS?

Last week, I was delighted to find out I had been voted as this year’s Guardian Local Government Future Leader. For those who have, up to now, managed to avoid my tweets and blogs on the subject, the selection process involved a nomination (from my boss), a short listing process (by the Guardian’s editorial panel) […]

YES I’VE BEEN TO THE YEAR 3000

Last week, I was lucky enough to be shortlisted to be one of the Guardian’s Future Leaders in Local Government (you can vote here for your favourite…! Ahem…) So, apart from making it clear that I had better get a wriggle on in terms of achievements to be able to match those of my fellow […]

DRESSED FOR SUCCESS

  About six months ago, I set up a network, “young and in gov” for bright, ambitious people working in and around local government. When we held an event in Hertfordshire recently, three talented officers from the County Council came to speak to us, and shared the lessons they’ve learnt from their combined years in […]

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TODAY TO MAKE YOU FEEL PROUD?

A couple of weeks ago at the second Young and in Gov event (which Rebecca Cox from the LGA captured brilliantly in her recent blog), we asked everyone in the room to write down something they had achieved in their local government role recently. The idea was that, in a room of peers, we would […]

THE POWER OF EQUALITY

Young and in Gov’s wall of success – 21st March 2013 I love a good business manual. I first read ‘Who Moved My Cheese’ when I was 15 and struggling to cope with managerial changes at the restaurant I waitressed at part-time, and have been known to quote the Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People […]

CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES – COME ON!

The other day in a meeting I asked a Head of Service what his vision for the future of his department was. He replied that, if he was honest, he was holding out for redundancy so hadn’t really thought about it. Admittedly this is an extreme case. I consider myself privileged to work on a […]

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