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  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 […]


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 […]


For anyone who has followed my posts on being “young and in gov”, I thought I’d give a quick update on the details of what we’ve got planned for the next meet up, and please get in touch if you’d like to get involved or come along: Thursday 21st March, 630pm – 8pm BDO LLP, […]


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 […]


                  Last week, at a council where I am currently working, I had a meeting with one of their new NGDP-ers (a graduate who had just started on the National Graduate Development Programme). It was BRILLIANT. She had just been placed on a project, her first placement, […]


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