Daniel Goodwin

Futures, fleetness of foot and assuredness of grip

Recent events such as the calls for evidence by the Commission on the future of Local Government (www.civicenterprise.gov.uk), together with the experience outlined in a previous blog of LocalGovCampNW have caused … Continue reading

March 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Networked councils – thoughts on future strategy and tactics

I don’t normally write on the subject of web-based social networks because I don’t really claim to know much and it’s a tool not an outcome. However the last week … Continue reading

January 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Distinctiveness of Districts: NLGN collection

On Tuesday I was delighted to speak at the launch of a new selection of essays on the distinctive contribution of District Councils, which the New Local Government Network published … Continue reading

December 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Change, capacity and spark (MJ article)

(The following post was published in the MJ recently, for which acknowledgements) I recently came across a statistic which made me think hard about workforce capacity and productivity. Apparently 0.5% … Continue reading

December 11, 2011 · 1 Comment

Video killed the radio star – a lesson in change for the public sector

An excellent discussion last Thursday evening with New Local Government Network people and other colleagues has me thinking about the nature of change and the extent of innovation that is required from … Continue reading

November 6, 2011 · 2 Comments

Evidence based policy vs policy based evidence

To the British Academy #BASAGE11 last Monday night for a fascinating panel debate on the question: “How can Social Scientists and Government work together to strengthen public trust in scientific … Continue reading

November 2, 2011 · 2 Comments

Feedback from SOLACE Summit

Last week I was at the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives & Senior Managers (SOLACE) conference in Edinburgh, and very good it was too. I will not attempt to … Continue reading

October 16, 2011 · 7 Comments