How Local Government leadership can scale new heights

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For a local government sector under increasing strain, leadership will be the game changer. Over the last fifteen years, GatenbySanderson has supported the sector - and wider government - to find top leaders for its critical senior posts. In that time, change has been the single constant in our conversations with senior leaders.

The need to evolve and, in many cases, reform service delivery has led to innovation in new operating models and structures. In turn this has shifted the attributes that local authorities seek in their leaders. So, what are the game changing qualities of the best local government leaders? Which features really make the difference to reaping returns on the investments made in wide-reaching transformation programmes across the sector?

Read our report "Gaining Altitude: how local government leadership can scale new heights" which shares our research findings and presents a new lens on leadership – a set of leadership archetypes that will define great leaders of the future.