Putting the ‘I’ back into team

There are few leadership challenges akin to those faced by local government; a decade plus of delivering more for less; unprecedented demographic and technological change; collaboration played out within highly politicised environments; and now the looming uncertainty of Brexit.

We believe that Local Government should re-set a new ‘leadership norm’; a shift from hierarchy and heroes to pioneers who foster inclusive leadership styles and promote collaboration and innovation. Much of this is already in evidence. Whilst there is no ‘blueprint’ on which to model future local government leadership, our research shines a light on the difficulty in creating truly pioneering cultures that stretch across and between organisations; a challenge that OD and leadership investment must address.

Read the full article here, recently featuring in the MJ Magazine.

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