Democracy is the form of society devised and maintained by those who know they don’t know everything.
The more the working environment of government is impermeable and inflexible, the more that will influence the wider culture and the harder it will be to develop the civil service we need for a twenty-first century world.
Digital transformation is important. But it’s important because digital is a means of doing transformation, not because transformation enables digital.
Things which caught my eye elsewhere on the web
There have been months of roadworks. A complex junction has been remodelled to be friendlier to pedestrians and cyclists. The traffic has been rerouted this weekend, though there is still a lot of work to do to turn the old carriageway into the pleasant space envisaged by TfL’s artist (and nor do the fluffy white clouds and blue sky appear to be fully functioning yet).
Denial is mainly about fear, the fear of knowing and the fear of not knowing. Mark O’Neill Past aphorisms are collected on the aphorism archive page
It can be easy to confuse leadership with charisma. Charisma may for some leaders be some part of how they do leadership. But for most leaders, most of the time, it’s about keeping the plates spinning.