Recruiting the 21st century public servant
Martin Cresswell says a rethink of the way organisations select individuals to perform new roles and the construction of a recruitment process to test the skills needed for these roles is vital to stimulate innovation and new thinking.
Finding the right chief Brex-ecutive
What will local government need from its chief executives following Brexit? Martin Cresswell examines the evidence
Form follows function
Martin Cresswell says the Government’s devolution revolution has done little to put citizens at the heart of public services and must now place public service reform at the centre of the agenda.
The art of modern leadership
Modern public leadership will be shaped by those of us who are less interested in how we have performed and more interested in how we are improving, writes Martin Cresswell
Autumn Statement: what to do now the circus has left town?
Local government must not allow the political expediency of the Autumn Statement to deflect it from how it must tackle longer-term public service issues - through transformation and managed disruption - writes Martin Cresswell.
Changing behavioural interaction for a brave new future
Planning for a creative shift in demand management will become crucial for councils post-2015 argue Martin Cresswell and Jon Ainger.
A service punching below its weight
Martin Cresswell calls for a national conversation to save children’s social services, and assesses the stages of difficulty that need to be negotiated in order to succeed.