Archives for July 6th, 2004

YOUR LEADERSHIP LEGACY

Book News, PublicNet: 6 July, 2004

By Marta brooks, Julie Stark and Sarah Caverhill.Whatever your position, if you influence change in the lives of those around you, you are engaged in an act of leadership. And if you are a leader in any sense, you are creating a legacy as you live your daily life. Your leadership legacy is the sum total of the difference you make in people’s lives, directly and indirectly, formally and informally. This book is a parable that challenges leaders to take responsibility for the lasting impact actions can have, for better or for worse. The authors spent five years speaking to a cross-section of men and women from all walks of life, asking them who had left an indelible impression in their lives and, more importantly, why.

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STUDY LINKS JOB FEARS TO HEALTH IN CIVIL SERVICE

Headlines, PublicNet: 6 July, 2004

Employees who do not feel the effort they put into work is balanced by the rewards they get are at increased risk of coronary heart disease and poor health while secure jobs increase health, well-being and job satisfaction. Those are among the key findings of a new report commissioned by the Council of Civil Service Unions.The report, “Work Stress & Health: the Whitehall II Study” was commissioned in collaboration with the Cabinet Office. It finds that stress in the workplace increases ill health and the risk of disease, but job security, in addition to working with supportive colleagues and managers, reduces sickness absence and improves health.

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EXCELLENT PUBLIC BUILDING SCHEMES NOMINATED FOR AWARDS

Headlines, PublicNet: 6 July, 2004

An innovative public lavatory and a school for children with special educational needs are among the projects in line for this year’s Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award. The awards, now in their fourth year, recognise excellence in design quality and procurement practices of publicly funded buildings.A total of 17 schemes, selected from a record number of entries, are shortlisted in the award nominations published today.

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