In a guest post Nick Frate from the Canadian Revenue Agency talks about the things he's learned and life as a public servant in Canada.
Flamingos, sheep, ducks – Julia Ruane considers various animal metaphors for different styles of leading (and following), and decides the ducks, and other birds in flight, have the answer.
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?
Changes needed to be made to the Civil Service Learning website, but it took a sympathetic manager to get David Acquet's improvements off the ground.
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.
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.
“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.
John Manzoni, chief executive of the Civil Service, sets out what 'functions' are and why they are so important in making the Civil Service better at what it does.