Archives for October 21st, 1999

OLDER PEOPLE TELL GOVERNMENT WHAT THEY WANT

Headlines, PublicNet: 21 October, 1999

Older people have told the Government they want to work into their retirement and to maintain their independence.Their thinking will inform new public policy and is part of the Better Government for Older People project, based in the Cabinet Office.

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VISION AND VALUES REVIEW IN CIVIL SERVICE

Headlines, PublicNet: 21 October, 1999

Civil servants and everyone who knows and works with them is being asked to feed into the biggest consultation exercise ever undertaken by the service.Every one of more than 460,000 employees is being asked to take part in discussion groups, staff magazines, phone-ins, surveys and internet debate.

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THE WAY OF THE LEADER

Book News, PublicNet: 21 October, 1999

Donald G. KrauseThere are many theories of leadership. Some may be very good indeed, but none of them has passed the test of time. On the other hand, the wisdom contained in this book, time and again over 2500 years, has worked and continues to work. The first chapter, “The character of leadership”, is an introduction to the leadership philosophy of Sun Tzu and Confucius as it applies to business. The next seven chapters guide the reader through the seven principles of leadership which work together to form the character of an ideal leader. These seven principles are: self-discipline, purpose, accomplishment, responsibility, knowledge, leadership and example (SPARKLE). Each chapter contains a discussion of how famous leaders throughout recent history successfully applied the principle under discussion to achieve personal or organizational success.

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