Peter Schofield, Permanent Secretary for the Department of Work & Pensions, shares what he’s learnt about leadership since joining the Civil Service in 1991 and now leading the biggest government department.
A range of blogs illustrating the theme of the same name, one of the four supporting pillars of the vision of 'A Brilliant Civil Service'.
The strapline for this theme is: "A brilliant Civil Service needs effective leaders who are inspiring, confident and empowering and who live our values."
The three other pillars of the vision are: Improved outcomes; Skilled people; A great place to work.
Inspiring and rewarding innovation is an important part of being an effective leader. New materials for leaders wanting to encourage creativity are now available on Civil Service Learning.
Good managers need to start with the fundamentals, says Patsy Wilkinson, Second Permanent Secretary at the Home Office.
Cabinet Office's Zamila Bunglawala looks at the issues covered during a recent high-powered panel discussion she took part in at the Global Institute for Women's Leadership.
Two Fast Streamers reflect on learning from leaders about designing real-world solutions to real-world policy problems.
Government Finance Academy Deputy Director Betty Sturgeon on support for building financial skills.
Ken Thomson writes about the new approach to learning in the Civil Service Leadership Academy, including the use of immersive case studies.
An apprenticeship, her department's first involving an external company, is helping Nicola Metcalfe develop her leadership and team management skills.
Jeremy Heywood marks the launch of applications for the 2018 Civil Service Fast Stream, which can come from existing civil servants as well as graduates outside the service.
How work shadowing can help develop new insights and build skills. Read interesting account by Zamila Bunglawala on work shadowing the British Ambassador to the UN.