Being a “leader”
So I’ve got a question that I’m struggling with at the moment. It’s attracting some mixed views in the office, so let’s put it out there for a wider debate.
Why is it so often the case that the public sector’s answer to working with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector is to create a job and additional resources within the public sector?
So as usual, I’ve found myself frantically involved in a Twitter debate and am struggling to coordinate a response within the strict character limit, so this is the result…
Just to be clear, this is an updated version of a blog that I wrote a couple of years ago (hence the “Part Two”) but the thoughts are still relevant, and I have some stuff to add.
On Sunday night I was lucky enough to be at Manchester Arena on a birthday night out with my brother listening to Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince. I learnt a lot that evening, but what really resonated with me was Brian’s insights into what people say about planet Earth when they return from space. To be so far away and look at Earth as such a tiny dot, we suddenly realise how tiny, vulnerable and insignificant we really are.