Working from home – love it or hate it?

Working from home – love it or hate it?

I usually love working from home, but the past couple of weeks have been a challenge. Here are three things that have helped me since the lockdown began. Identify your fears, uncertainties and doubts (FUDs). Global and national anxiety is contagious. When my personal...
How to stay sane in LTP season

How to stay sane in LTP season

We’ve been trying to keep up with our four zucchini plants — which means we now have a year’s worth of pickle, and have been making a lot of zucchini fritters, as well as finding a way to include zucchini in every other possible dinner. I don’t know about you,...
How to write a council policy

How to write a council policy

You’ve been asked to develop or review a council policy. If there’s an existing policy in place, you’ve been given some insights into the aspects of it that haven’t been working particularly well. But how, exactly, do you get started with this project? Here’s the...
Three books for council bookshelves

Three books for council bookshelves

Happy new year! Before launching into new projects in 2020, I’ve been reflecting on some of the books which made the biggest difference to my local government work in 2019. Here are my top three recommendations for council bookshelves. Writing Effective Policies and...