Local Authority awkward squad

  Health and social care is high on the government's agenda but is the resent advice note   from the DoH another example of trying to narrow the remit of local authorities and their...

A place in the sun

  How are you rewarded for failure at work? A trip to the big apple, soaking up the sun in Dubai or a golfing trip to Portugal? It's called team building its very popular with managers...

Autism "bite-size" video guides

Just released 12 free "bite-size" video guides on Autism topics (funded by the Scottish Government). The St. Clement's Practical Autism video guides are now available on YouTube for anyone...

Update on your new Knowledge Hub

After months of developing and testing, we are pleased to tell you that your new Knowledge Hub is almost here! It's taking a little longer than we expected, but we want to ensure that we deliver...

The difference between management and leadership

Management, as managers are fond of saying, isn't about being liked but I say leadership is. Human nature is such that if staff don't like you they won't like what you say. If staff don 't...

Surrey CC played poker and won

  So the government claims no deal was done with Surrey County Council it just happens that they benefit from the formula for allocating the additional funds more than any other...

International Women's Day

  The Black Panthers, the Vietnam war, Bob Dylan and the woman's liberation movement, this is the New York scene in the Late 60's early 70's. The story is set in the open plan office of...

Driving engagement in the new Knowledge Hub

We know engagement is what drives people to participate. When you’re trying to draw members into a conversation, help build trust in your group, or help other members discover what you are...

A picture is worth a thousand words

If you’ve ever searched for people to connect with or groups to join on Knowledge Hub, you’ll have noticed that there are rather a lot of grey profile images for individuals and the same...

More people with a business background would be good for local government, Not

  Donald Trump US president is appointing people with a business background to key posts in his administration because he believes government would be better if it was run like a business...