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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - FEMALE DISPOSITION

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Reading LGC's news story on female chief executives, a number of thoughts come to mind (LGC, ...
Reading LGC's news story on female chief executives, a number of thoughts come to mind (LGC,

14 April).

Organisations that find themselves in serious decline need a systemic approach to turnaround - one that encompasses service delivery, strategy, skills and, most importantly, shared values.

Leading an organisation through transformation is a skill that - from research using behavioural competencies - many women seem to have more of a disposition towards than men. Women have successfully held top roles in local government over many years, so councils can see the appointment of a woman as a positive move forward.

In a cultural sense, it can be seen as a clear marker by members that they are wanting to break with the past.

Katherine Kerswell

Chief executive, Solihull MBC

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