Once again we hit the road this week, this time taking Civil Service Live to St James' Park in Newcastle on the hottest day of the year so far. Highlights included a highly interactive session on emotional intelligence and the Future Coastguard Programme, as well as the ever-popular spot mentoring sessions in the executive suites overlooking the pitches.
Away from Civil Service Live, civil servants were out and about in force. The Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Team won the 'Overall Award for Public Sector Employer of the Year' at the employers network for equality and inclusion (enei) awards, and the Civil Service Rainbow Alliance posted a report from their day marching at London Pride.
Also big this week was a post by Simon Fraser, Permanent Under Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, who offered his thoughts on what makes a good leader which got the comments thread humming all week.
Our most popular tweets this week featured 2 top tips from our 'How to write the perfect Civil Service Awards nomination' article - this week's wise words being:
Support your achievements with data and statistics
Sell yourself! Don't make it hard for the judges to see how you meet the eligibility criteria
Don't forget nominations close 25 July 2014, so get your applications in.
Infographic of the week
Okay, not strictly an infographic, but Defra celebrated the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire with a nice digital pack highlighting the fantastic British Protected Food Name foods that are made in the area the route covers. Not only is there a retro-style poster:
And if that wasn't enough, they've also built an interactive map of all the Protected Food Names in the United Kingdom. Great if you plan your holidays around food.
Have a good weekend.
[Photo above copyright Tom Scott on Flickr. ]