On International Women's Day, Civil Service Gender Champion Melanie Dawes talks about some of the 'Wonder Women' in public service who have inspired her and others.
Leading and managing change
Ken Thomson writes about the new approach to learning in the Civil Service Leadership Academy, including the use of immersive case studies.
Pete Vowles passes on some of the practical lessons he's learned helping to lead a change programme at the Department for International Development.
On her becoming Finance Director at BIS, people began to ask Charu Gorasia how she overcame the barriers that prevent more civil servants from under-represented groups reaching senior levels. Read about the inclusion lessons she learned from other leaders on the way up the ladder.
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.
Steve Thorn, a senior vice-president with global IT services company CGI, believes the public sector can learn from private sector experience of leading and managing change in large organisations.
Amy Price from the HM Passport Office tells us how her team keep customers happy and team morale high during their busiest time of the year.
Amy Rees turned round morale at HM Prison Brixton during her three years as governor, with an imaginative approach to problem solving and a focus on celebrating success. She writes about how she approached the challenge – which led to the recognition of two Civil Service Awards.
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.