Archives for August 25th, 1998

INNOVATION AND RISK TAKING

Abstracts, PublicNet: 25 August, 1998

Breaking Free of Bureaucracy

Leadbeater C
Financial Times, (UK), 28 Apr1998 Start page: 16 No of pages: 1

Spotlights the activities of Norma Redfearn, head teacher of West Walker primary school in Newcastle (north-east England) since 1986, and described as a civic entrepreneur; describes the desperate state that the school was in when she joined, and explains how education of families as well as pupils has acted as a catalyst in reviving the school and the community. Describes the nature of civic entrepreneurship, stressing its collaborative nature, and outlines what is needed to make the public sector more entrepreneurial, e.g. government financing of risk-taking.

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ALLIANCES MADE IN PREPARATION FOR THE BATTLE FOR LONDON

Headlines, PublicNet: 25 August, 1998

Seven London councils have got together to fight their corner in the build-up
to the capital having its own mayor and assembly.

The West London Alliance aims to provide a clear voice for its residents and
businesses. Its backers say it will provide a strategic voice and speak more loudly than each council working individually.

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CIVIL SERVICE NUMBERS SHOW TRENDS IN STAFF USE

Headlines, PublicNet: 25 August, 1998

New Government figures for the numbers of civil servants employed shows how use of casual labour has made the resource more flexible, and how the service has come to depend on part-time working to secure the workforce it needs.

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MANAGING IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Book News, PublicNet: 25 August, 1998

Richard Kerley, Director, Scottish Local Authorities Management Centre, Strathclude Business School, University of Strathclyde

Managing in Local Government provides a comprehensive guide to the tasks of the local government manager. Starting with a concise introduction to recent developments and trends in public management and local government institutions and services, the core of the book focuses on the key managerial functions and relationships in a local authority context. It is an ideal primer for all practicing and aspiring managers, above all for professionals moving into service management at a senior level for the first time.

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