Civil servants are individually and collectively approaching an ethical challenge. That would be dangerous territory at the best of times, but it is made doubly so by the fact that vanishingly few of them have spotted that there is a challenge at all. There is a resounding silence of leadership on the most fundamental challenge […]
Be nice. Be grateful. And be intolerant of everything which should not be tolerated.
Relentlessness is a necessity and a strength in making change happen. A day at Govcamp is a powerful demonstration of relentlessness in action.
Civil servants have a professional obligation to implement the policies of democratically elected governments, and take professional pride in doing so. But they are allowed – and more than allowed, required – to have a conscience and to exercise it