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Making change, or being made by change?

Making change, or being made by change?

On 12th June 2023 we were delighted to be joined by so many friendly faces at our summer event in London. The event – ‘Making change, or being made by change?’ – brought together a wide variety of leaders from across all sectors in an interactive, exploratory session...

Inspiring Creativity and Innovation in Public Health

Inspiring Creativity and Innovation in Public Health

This is a story about investing in people and taking innovative and bold approaches to team development. Purpose In 2022, the Leadership Centre began working with Richmond and Wandsworth Councils’ Public Health Division on a developmental journey aimed to maximise...

Becoming culturally competent: a mission

Becoming culturally competent: a mission

Maybe you didn’t intend to build or support an unfair reality, but you can change it, now that you are learning how. This is every leader’s most sacred responsibility, particularly if their road to leadership has been smoother because of their identity. Jennifer...

Re-launching our Alumni Programme

Re-launching our Alumni Programme

On 19th April 2023, the Leadership Centre brought together 40 people from its alumni (and broader) network to kick-off an exciting and re-vamped alumni-engagement calendar. Mark Rogers, CEO of the Leadership Centre, opened by sharing some of the Centre’s recent...

Leading Innovation in 21st Century Health and Social Care

Leading Innovation in 21st Century Health and Social Care

The Leadership Centre’s National Director of Systems Leadership, Debbie Sorkin, has contributed to a recently-published book which seeks to help a new generation of health and care professionals understand leadership and management theory and practice. ‘Leading and...

Stepping Out of the Mêlée; Gaining New Perspective

Stepping Out of the Mêlée; Gaining New Perspective

The Festive and New Year holidays seem an age ago. This is not an unusual February feeling for many (me included) but, as I hear from those across the system of services to the public about the edge of chaos at which they now routinely feel they are working, that...

The Art of Blending Leadership

The Art of Blending Leadership

When I think about what it means to have ‘political nous’ – an essential when working in and with institutions led by politicians – I often think it comes down to the ability to operate in situations that are complex, with rules and conventions which can be, by turns,...

All Systems Go! The Importance of KISS and CUDDLE

All Systems Go! The Importance of KISS and CUDDLE

This week, we released Joe Simpson’s book, ‘All Systems Go!’ online for the first time. It takes a closer look at how public services and political leadership interact with human behaviour networks and systems. In an excerpt from the book, Joe explores the KISS and...

Innovation – It’s in our DNA

Innovation – It’s in our DNA

John Jarvis, Chief Operating Officer at the Leadership Centre, shares in his latest blog the opportunity to join us as we create a new space for radical thinking and action. From pioneering place-based public services in ‘Total Place’ to leading the development of...

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