Headlines: 15 April, 2015

Interpersonal conflict at work is widespread, but managers can avoid workplace ‘fracas’ by diffusing tension early on. Research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the professional body for HR and people development, highlights that one in three UK employees have experienced some form of interpersonal conflict at work in the last year. This […]


Headlines: 7 April, 2015

New measures are being brought in by the Cabinet Office to ensure that civil servants from under-represented or disadvantaged groups can succeed in the civil service. An updated version of the September 2014 Talent Action Plan sets out measures to remove barriers and ensure that the most talented people succeed and reach the top positions, […]

Feature: 17 April, 2015

As the first in a series of new guidance is released to help frontline staff identify families in need of early intervention, Phil Neal shares the thoughts of senior leaders in the children’s services arena on the challenges and opportunities delivering the early help agenda presents. The recently published guidelines aimed at helping the police […]

Abstract: 8 April, 2015

This report describes progress in installing rural broadband and responds to criticisms relating to the cost of the project. The report from Broadband Delivery UK, a unit within the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, predicts that the initial Phase 1 target of extending superfast broadband to 90% of premises in the UK by December […]

Review: 25 February, 2015

Gerry Reffo and Valerie Wark explain how Political Intelligence sets successful leaders apart. Business, government and civil society must find new and better ways to work together to crack the calculus for sustainable growth and create a brighter future. Political Intelligence (PQ) is becoming a new leadership requirement that will allow governments and businesses to […]

Review: 8 January, 2015

Mark Gallagher explains how to build teams in a high-pressure, high-stakes environment. Everyone has his or her own personal traits, ambitions, strengths and weaknesses. By investing in our staff and providing equitable support to all we can build a cohesive, motivated team. Motivation is a cocktail, not a straight shot. Money is only one aspect, […]

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