I've been an unconventional leader since I was a teenager. First with the scout movement, then the Territorial Army. After university I joined the UK civil service on a graduate management development programme. My career is now in its third decade and I've worked in Finance, HR, policy, strategy, IT, change, operations management and internal consultancy. Over the years I've mentored, coached and developed dozens of senior managers and hundreds of people.
The UK Civil Service introduced strengths based questions for recruitment when they introduced Success Profiles in late 2018. Before this strengths based questions had been used in the final selection boards for the Fast Stream. They’re really good for when Continue reading Understanding Strengths Interviews→
This is the interview prompt I made for my (successful) SCS1 interview based on the conversation I had with my then Deputy Directors, one of whom had been involved in SCS1 recruitment and became a SCS2 shortly after I made Continue reading Interview Prompt→
I’ve had a five day week, which is very unusual for me. I logged in on Wednesday after I’d taken my daughter to school so that I could join in several Civil Service Live 2021 but, like many others from Continue reading Weeknotes S3E02 14-18 June 2021→