Archives for May 30th, 2003

LEARNING – THE KEY TO LEADERSHIP

Features, PublicNet: 30 May, 2003

By Andrew Price Reproduced by permission of the Public Management and Policy Association. Despite the ever growing number of books and courses about leadership, the Cabinet Office suggests that good leadership is scarce in the public sector. The writer argues that what is needed is learning that changes thinking and challenges beliefs and practices. He calls for a learning revolution where leaders learn and learners lead.



CALL TO COUNCILS TO THINK CREATIVELY TO MEET NEED FOR NEW HOMES

Headlines, PublicNet: 30 May, 2003

New statistics show more housing developments than ever before are being built on brownfield land. Sixty four per cent of all new housing developments, including conversions, were built on brownfield land in 2002. The government had set a target of at least 60 per cent of developments being on such sites by 2008.But regeneration minister Jeff Rooker has warned that this figure is being met partly because of the record low level of house construction and he said more had be done to turn this around. He called on local councils to be more creative about the use of their powers

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IT BOOST FOR SMALL FIRMS – AND DOWN AT THE LOCAL

Headlines, PublicNet: 30 May, 2003

Country pubs in two parts of England have been given IT equipment and broadband internet access as part of a demonstration project run by the Countryside Agency, the Department for Education and Skills and Locals on Line, to help close the ‘digital divide between urban and rural areas.  The five pubs in Dorset and four in Northumberland have now become part of the network of 6,000 UK online centers around the country.Meanwhile small and medium sized firms are to benefit from Whitehall’s first portal dedicated to streaming web content. It has been set up by the Small Businesses Service to provide practical advice and best practice information.

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