Catherine Staite is the director of the Institute of Local Government Studies (Inlogov), University of Birmingham
Getting governance right improves the confidence of decision makers, and makes their organisations kinder, more inclusive and more creative.
Tensions arise because of different world views, with metro-mayors bringing an added dimension
Every review of failure in local government inevitably refers to failures of leadership.
Councils are complex organisations and their values, purposes, structures and ways of working can create good places to work and deliver good outcomes.
Inlogov’s Catherine Staite on how to prevent partnerships breaking down
How to develop and retain talentSubscription
Inlogov’s Catherine Staite explores the risk to councils of failing to nurture their workforces
Against: Catherine Staite – The elected mayor model represents the creeping individualisation of democratic powerSubscription
The idea of the single, strong leader is very old-fashioned, based more on myth than on an understanding of how leadership operates
Will you adapt to survive, or wither on the vine? Subscription
The fate of councils will vary over the next five years, writes Inlogov’s Catherine Staite
Time to change behaviour – ours and theirsSubscription
Behaviour change and co-production - helping people to help themselves - will define the future of service delivery
The pause over NHS policy is a healthy oneSubscription
Taking the time to reflect before acting is rarely a bad idea. There can certainly be no harm in further thinking about the planned radical changes to the health service