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Good leadership and management are essential to the successful development and implementation of public social services and for achieving better outcomes for service users. Building on the discussions of the ‘Leadership, Performance and Innovation’ working group, the European Social Network (ESN) publishes the final paper in a series of four…
To help meet the challenges of the growing social care sector, the Skills Academy has launched its Graduate Internship Programme to run alongside the established Graduate Management Training Scheme. The Internship programme is designed to give graduates a taste of management in a social care organisation, over a challenging 6…
Dr Andrew Goodall has been appointed as the Welsh Government’s new Director General for Health and Social Services and Chief Executive of NHS Wales. Dr Goodall has been employed in the NHS for 23 years and has worked in a number of planning and operational positions across South Wales. He…
The National Advisory Board will give a stronger voice to citizens and stakeholders in our work and provide us with advice and recommendations on how we can improve care and social services in Wales. Speaking about the National Advisory Board Imelda Richardson said:"The appointed members of our new National Advisory…
A leadership programme to make sure the most vulnerable people receive high-quality care has been launched in Plymouth. The scheme will be piloted at 15 care homes before being rolled out across Plymouth. The scheme is aimed at care home managers and will help to make sure high-quality care is…
Care home managers are responsible for the day-to-day running of residential care homes. They oversee all activities within the home and make sure the quality of the service and care provided meets the National Minimum Standards for their type of home. If you've got strong people skills, and would like…
While our analysis of key performance data in the latest quarterly monitoring report shows that NHS performance is holding up well, the survey findings from finance directors working in the health and social care sectors suggest that financial pressures are increasing. More than 1 in 5 hospitals are set to…
Legislation which will integrate the delivery of health and adult social care in order to improve outcomes for patients has been supported by the Health and Sport Committee. However, a number of issues have been raised by the Committee that need clarification including the reach of Ministerial powers, the role…
The guide is for frontline managers and for more senior staff. It is a source of research and advice on frontline social work practice and how to support change and improvement. The Social Work Associate Practice programme (SWAP) had been designed through the Children’s Improvement Board to help councils support…
Wednesday, 12 Apr, 2006

Dealing With The Big Bad Boss!

Our resident careers guru, Miles Cooper, shares some strategies for dealing with a bad boss A number of years ago I worked under a guy (who shall remain nameless!) whose obsessive and domineering manner turned a successful and growing enterprise into what can only be described as a shambles. Around…
The Changing lives: Report of the 21st century social work review (2006) stressed the need for clear leadership and effective management at all levels within the workforce. While it is important that individuals take responsibility for the development of their own leadership skills, employers need to provide support for them…
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