Episode number six

  You’re the most important part of team podcast. Together we are going to be more than a chain, but I can’t do it without your help.   Welcome to More Than a Chain, welcome to the team for civic leaders who aren’t just in it for the buffet. This month we’ve got: Network News

Bruce Springsteen for mayor

Sadly, Bruce isn’t thinking of standing for mayor.   That doesn’t mean he can’t teach civic leaders a thing or two. But where do you get those lessons from?   You could read his rather lengthy autobiography, or you could just watch this video.

Anniversaries of 2018

What will be happening in 2018?   Lots of course, but how can you make the most of the anniversaries of 2018? How can you use the big celebration of the year to drive forward your agenda?   Watch this video and pick up some tip on how you can use this year’s anniversaries.

The weird secret you can learn from tea

I made my wife a cup of tea recently and I discovered a startling secret.   Find out what it is and how it can make you a better civic leader.   All will be revealed in the latest video from More Than a Chain

Episode number two

  Welcome to the second exciting episode of More Than a Chain, the podcast for civic leaders that aren’t just in it for the buffet. It’s hosted by Duncan Bhaskaran Brown and includes all these great features: Network News Civic Role Model The Big Interview Be More Like…   Network News   We’ve already started

What’s the big plan

Why the heck am I turning on the Christmas lights in January?   Am I late? Have I lost it? Is it a strange Abingdon tradition?   Maybe I have a big plan? Find out in the short video.

The judicial test

Over 750 mayors in Catalonia were threatened with prison. Do your plans meet the judicial test?

New year new resolve

The new year is a time to set goals   Unless you’re a civic leader, then it isn’t.   Because it’s not really the new year. The civic year runs from May to May so you’re a little over half way through it.   Instead of falling into the trap of setting new goals that

What I learnt writing a book: Chapter Three

Sometimes you can see what you have learnt while you are learning it.   It is an amazing experience writing a book. It can teach you a lot. In this video I want to share what I learnt about reflecting on what you have learnt.   My new book ‘More than a Chain’ doesn’t hit

Vote for a vision

Devolution is not the only way to vote for a mayor.   I was asked to vote on a series of visions created by aspiring civic leaders. I was impressed. They all had clear aims to tackle a particular issues and had developed effective, low cost ways of implementing doing so. They had done all