Archives for July 11th, 2006

HOPE: HOW TRIUMPHANT LEADERS CREATE THE FUTURE

Book News, PublicNet: 11 July, 2006

By Andrew J. RazeghiWhether organizations face uncertainty or meeting the challenge of the constant pressure to innovate, leaders must dig deep to keep their focus and stay effective. In this book Andrew Razeghi isolates the critical factor that is at the core of successful leadership in any climate. Hope is based on research from neuroscience and behavioral psychology and interwoven with real-world stories of entrepreneurs, elite athletes, political leaders, and groundbreaking scientists.

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DOUBLE DEVOLUTION THROWS UP TRAINING NEEDS FOR ACTIVE CITIZENS

Headlines, PublicNet: 11 July, 2006

Plans to get more people involved in running their communities will not work unless people are given the training they will need to participate in public life, according to the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. It says double devolution – giving people more say in their local areas – will require people to have the skills and confidence to become school governors and hospital or charity trustees.The NCVO has launched the Voluntary Sector Strategic Analysis, which looks at trends and factors that will influence the running of voluntary organisations. It is urging the Government and the voluntary and community sector to remove other barriers preventing people from being more active. For example, it says, consultation meetings should be made accessible and a range of ways should be created for people to respond and to ensure that consultations are not too formal.

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AUDIT COMMISSION BLAMES POOR LEADERSHIP FOR DEFICITS IN NHS BODIES

Headlines, PublicNet: 11 July, 2006

Ineffective management and poor board-level leadership are blamed for the serious financial problems of a small number of National Health Service organisations in a report today from the Audit Commission. It has reviewed what happened in those organisations which have been the subject in recent years of public interest reports published by auditors.The report, “Learning the Lessons from Financial Failure in the NHS” says that in the last financial year 25 public interest reports were issued in NHS bodies that incurred a total deficit of 174 million pounds in the previous year. It identifies common themes that lead to financial failure and sets out a series of indicators that will help NHS organisations identify and avoid financial failure in future.

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