Author: Paul Hart

Delivering ‘less with less’

‘Charles Leadbeater shared  a number of case studies of practice of inspirational public service leaders who are finding new and innovative ways to tackle problems such as: reducing childhood obesity; reducing the number of young people engaged in violence, and coping with loneliness in old age. Given that you as public sector leaders will be increasingly charged…

Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman

Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Thinking, Fast and Slow will transform the way you think about thinking.

Systems Leadership – Local Vision

In 2012 representatives from the Department of Health (DH), Public Health England (PHE), the Local Government Association (LGA) and associated leadership development organisations, including the NHS Leadership Academy, Leadership Centre, The Staff College and the Kings Fund, identified the need for a paradigm shift in public sector leadership. The underlying thesis is that organisations, communities, and…

The research report

In 2013, the Staff College, formally known as the Virtual Staff College (VSC), commissioned The Colebrooke Centre in collaboration with the Cass Business School, to carry out the first major UK study of systems leadership for public services. Given the degree of volatility and uncertainty currently dominating decisions public service leaders are having to make,…