Every morning, one of Crown Representative Meryl Bushell's favourite bosses would think not "what am I going to do today", but "what am I going to be". Meryl describes what she looks for in a great leader?
A range of blogs from internal and external authors reflecting on what the Civil Service Leadership Statement means to them. In these blogs you will find reflective stories, practical tips and advice to help you improve your own leadership capability.
At every Civil Service Live event this year, we ran a Leadership Statement Competition, asking civil servants for their stories of inspiring, confident and empowering leaders whose example influenced them. Joe Williams, from the Leadership & Governance team, announces the winners.
No one has all the answers about good leadership - it takes time to learn. The Northern Ireland Office's Colin Perry recounts his experience of learning how to lead.
How should our leaders behave under pressure? Graham Black, a deputy director at HMRC, talks about the importance of leading by example in good times and bad.
In the latest of our interviews around the Leadership Statement, Hilary Neathey describes how letting her team tackle their own challenges, confident in her support if they need it, has helped everyone perform better.
“Be inspiring!” “Be confident!” “Be empowering!” It’s great advice, but how do we turn words into action? 10 months ago I re-joined the Civil Service after five years in the police. My role has been to help create the Civil …
Ashley Prime, who has been working on the GREAT campaign at the FCO, remembers inspirational mentor Professor Aidan Halligan, a former Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, and what he learned from him about leadership.
What do we most want our senior leaders to do? The pledge made by Dr June Milligan, a director-general in the Welsh Government, after co-hosting a Leadership Statement discovery session, was both a personal commitment and a call to action.
There’s no substitute for getting out and about to learn about what's going on in the frontline, says DWP Permanent Secretary Robert Devereux
Keith Mackiggan, a Deputy Director at DFID, has held highly responsible leadership positions but admits he has struggled with a lack of self-confidence. He explains why confidence matters to leadership, how he has built his confidence in himself to become a better leader, and how this could help others.