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Future Leaders Scheme 2021 – Personal Statement

view from the window at Civil Service Live 2016

I thought it would be worth sharing my personal statement for the 2021 round of  UK civil service Future Leaders Scheme. I know others have done this in the past. Several people I’ve met through OneTeamGov did a few years Continue reading Future Leaders Scheme 2021 – Personal Statement

Staff Engagement Exercises Explained

I was involved in my second staff engagement exercise as part of a UK Civil Service recruitment recently. This time I was one of the staff on the panel rather than a candidate. So I learnt a lot about how Continue reading Staff Engagement Exercises Explained

How to Write Meeting Notes

The world seems awash with productivity hacks, and taking good meeting notes will make you a lot more productive at work. I’ve come to realise that it’s a key skill, and not one to leave to the most junior person Continue reading How to Write Meeting Notes

People are NOT Resources – how to change your language

People are not resources, so if you mean people then say people. People are not possessions or interchangeable parts to be consumed or exploited, and the language we use needs to recognise that. Emily Webber wrote about this back in Continue reading People are NOT Resources – how to change your language

Weeknotes 23-27 March 2020

I’m back at work, although given that we’re all working from home that seems like a very wrong statement. I’ve literally not gone back anywhere, I’m sitting in my living room, or my bedroom (depending on whether or not it’s Continue reading Weeknotes 23-27 March 2020