• Succession planning for a fast-changing future

    28 June 2017

    Jody Goldsworthy urges councils to prepare for the future as leadership roles begin to change and local authorities set out to find the next generation.

  • Where does the buck stop?

    28 June 2017

    In the wake of the resignation of Kensington & Chelsea RLBC’s chief executive over the handling of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Blair McPherson asks important questions about the nature of responsibility.

  • Dawn Baxendale: Chiefs have lost their public service raison d’être

    28 June 2017

    Dawn Baxendale speaks to Sam Clayden about how Southampton City Council – and local government as a whole – will be grappling with an increasingly uncertain future

  • Chief resigns ahead of crunch hearing

    20 June 2017

    Bury MBC’s suspended chief executive, Mike Owen, resigned ahead of this week’s hearing into his handling of historical child abuse allegations.

  • Singing and winning

    14 June 2017

    Look out Britain’s Got Talent – staff at Merton LBC could be applying to be on the show very soon.

  • Bury set to meet over suspensions of officials

    14 June 2017

    Bury MBC will discuss the future of three suspended senior officials – including chief executive Mike Owen – next week.

  • What can the General Election do for the public sector workforce?

    08 June 2017

    Caroline Nugent lays down the key asks the PPMA is making of the new government.

  • Smaller BIGGER Different

    06 June 2017

    A project to deliver shared ambitions for Sutton as a place will mean the council working in different ways and being more flexible, agile, outward-looking and enterprising, writes Jessica Crowe.

  • Warwickshire’s new double team

    06 June 2017

    Warwickshire CC’s new joint managing directors David Carter and Monica Fogarty explain how the new partnership – the first of its kind among the counties – places the authority in a prime position to succeed.

  • Who are the innovation policy-makers of the future?

    05 June 2017

    Innovation policy has been changing fast and local authorities have to ensure they have access to the skills needed to construct policies for the future, argues Alex Glennie and Benjamin Reid.

  • Poole and Bournemouth to work together

    31 May 2017

    Poole and Bournemouth Councils are planning to combine back office services as part of plans to save £16m over the next two years.

  • Start in the middle

    25 May 2017

    Mark Fletcher-Brown explains why getting middle management on board is one of the most important factors of successful leadership.

  • New ways of working

    24 May 2017

    Louise Round reflects on the nature of accountability and the impact a blame culture might have on an organisation.

  • How’s your resilience?

    17 May 2017

    Blair McPherson gives a few tips on improving your ‘bounceback-abillity’ by focusing on your organisation’s resilience.

  • Nicholls is new deputy

    17 May 2017

    Basingstoke & Deane BC has appointed Victor Nicholls as its new deputy chief executive.

  • The search for commercial minds and social hearts

    17 May 2017

    While housing associations don’t always have the big salaries to offer, they do have great social and moral purpose and challenging work to offer, write Steven Burleigh and Ruth Lane.

  • Tuddenham to replace outgoing McRae

    09 May 2017

    Calderdale MBC has appointed Robin Tuddenham as its new chief executive.

  • Former Notts boss takes helm at Oxford

    08 May 2017

    Gordon Mitchell has been named as the new interim chief executive at Oxford City Council.

  • Future Forum 2017: Shock poll: 50% of chiefs plan to leave local government by 2020

    02 May 2017

    Local government has a looming leadership talent crisis, its brand isn’t sexy and the workforce is ageing. At the recent MJ Future Forum, Julie Towers, Toni Hall and Anthony Lewis of Penna revealed the sector’s positive view of the future.

  • London borough names new boss

    28 April 2017

    Ian Davis has been promoted to the top job at Enfield LBC.