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Find inspiration to lead in an unpredictable time

How are you feeling? Excited? Positive? Exhausted? Despairing? All of these? After two years of a pandemic, even buoyant leaders are saying they’ve run out of strategies to help them steer a course through the next few months, let alone years.

How to be an adaptable employer

Flexible working approaches adopted during the pandemic point to how organisations can embrace the many advantages of being an adaptable employer that welcomes and supports disabled employees.

Leadership: Swearing in the workplace

Leaders must set clear standards of behaviour for all staff to follow and establish a robust complaints and disciplinary procedure to ensure a safe workplace environment for employees and service users.

Embed a culture of safeguarding

Embedding a culture of safeguarding means that it becomes an integral part of how an organisation operates at every level, from managers leading by example to equipping staff with the skills they need.

Leadership: Aiming high

Only by having honest conversations about the values and strengths of our performance can we turn aspirations of aiming high into an achievable reality for the people we work with and support.

Rethinking job titles

Job descriptions and titles play a huge role in what we expect of professionals and how they perform. Unleash staff’s untapped potential by reconsidering titles that restrict their ability to work effectively.

Influencing without authority

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  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Effecting change across multiple agencies demands you build a compelling and convincing vision that will inspire others, spread your message and bring together diverse professionals with a shared purpose.

Pastoral leadership

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  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Schools play a crucial role in shaping children’s lives beyond purely academic achievement, so the importance of pastoral care in the healthy development of young people cannot be underestimated.

Tackling presenteeism

A culture that encourages stressed staff to turn up for work while ignoring their health can be more costly to employers than absenteeism. Leaders must learn the skills to safeguard workplace wellbeing.

Routemap to improving council data to build better children’s services

A report by the Institute for Government and Nesta looks at how missing and poor-quality data is affecting children’s and young people’s service provision and finds that much of the data key to making more effective decisions is fragmented and held in silos across local government, central government, and delivery partners (see graphics).