UNITE AND CONQUOR – HOW TO BUILD COALITIONS THAT WIN AND LAST

Book News: May 26th, 2010

By Kyrsten Sinema

The book outlines a new approach and a new mindset that will enable progressives to consistently win. It is livened with irreverent humor, enthralling campaign stories, and solid, practical advice.

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BUILDING THE BIG SOCIETY

Book News: May 25th, 2010

This document outlines the first strand of a comprehensive Programme for Government which will deliver reform, renewal, fairness and change. The Programme will give citizens, communities and local government the power and information they need to come together and solve the problems they face.

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10 STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL TEAMS

Book News: May 20th, 2010

By Renie McClay

The author offers practical advice for getting past barriers to team success. The focus is on both team members and team leaders. The book provides a wealth of assessments and tools to help implement the steps and chart progress along the way.

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THE END OF REGENERATION

Book News: May 18th, 2010

This report from the Young Foundation identifies new approaches to tackling long standing problems in small estates. It describes practical work in South Shields, Coventry and Kent and presents other wider research and practical evidence.

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PROBATION OFFICERS ATTITUDE CONFICTS WITH GOVERNMENT POLICY

Book News: May 13th, 2010

By John Deering

This paper reveals that the attitude of recently recruited probation officers conflicts with the Government’s view of probation as ‘punishment in the community,’ with a focus on protecting the public.

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THE COURAGEOUS FOLLOWER

Book News: May 11th, 2010

By Ira Chaleff

Many significant failures, including the recent economic collapse, could have been prevented or mitigated if those lower in the hierarchy were successful at communicating to leaders the risks they saw in the system. The updated third edition of The Courageous Follower includes a new chapter, “The Courage to Speak to the Hierarchy.” Much of Chaleff’s model is based on followers having access to the leader. But today, followers can be handed questionable policies and orders that come from many levels above them. Chaleff explores how they can respond effectively, particularly using the power now available through advances in communications technology.

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PUBLIC SERVICES AND CIVIL SOCIETY WORKING TOGETHER

Book News: May 6th, 2010

By Vicki Savage, Corinne Cordes, Liz Keenaghan-Clark and Carmel O’Sullivan.

The report gives anecdotal and empirical evidence to suggest outcomes are improved when public services and civil society work hand in hand and develop new ways to do just that. The approaches range from community entrepreneurs, asset sharing, new performance measures through to community dividends

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MUTUAL BENEFIT: GIVING PEOPLE CONTROL OF PUBLIC SERVICES

Book News: April 29th, 2010

This report sets out how it is planned to accelerate opportunities for mutuals to develop and flourish across key public services. Mutuals are organisations run or owned in the interests of its members.

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CONNECTED COUNCILLORS: A GUIDE TO USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO SUPPORT LOCAL LEADERSHIP

Book News: April 27th, 2010

Social media is changing the way we work, socialise and govern. It can also help councils save money. This new publication shows how social media can be used to achieve more for less.

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STEPPING UP TO THE MARK: WORKFORCE IMPLICATIONS OF TOTAL PLACE

Book News: April 22nd, 2010

The Total Place initiative has the potential to transform the shape of local public service delivery. It looks at how a ‘whole area’ approach to public services can lead to better services at less cost. This paper summarises interviews with four HR and OD leaders from local authorities involved in the initiative.

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