Why chimps and mayors are strangely similar

  Civic leaders and chimpanzees are not the first pairing that comes to mind.   Yet they have more in common that most people think.   Find out the bizarre truth in this video.

The way you do anything, is the way you do everything

  How important is the way you pack your bag? How important is the way you make a cup of tea? How important is the way you treat the people you meet?   Find out why the way you do anything, is the way you do everything. Watching this video will help you be more

The benefit of success

Most people don’t know it, but being a successful civic leader can be a massive boast to your political career.   So where do you want to go?   Whatever you want to achieve in politics, being a civic leader can help. If you do it right, your time in office can be a springboard

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.

Media Mayor April

Directly elected Russian mayor axed   And all he did was criticise Putin!   One of the few elected officials in Russia who isn’t a crony of Vladimir Putin’s is Yevgeny Roizman. He’s Mayor of Yekaterinburg (Russia’s fourth largest city) but not for much longer.   They will be replacing their directly elected mayor with

Episode number four

    Its story time on More Than a Chain, the podcast for civic leaders that aren’t just in it for the buffet. Your host Duncan Bhaskaran Brown will bring you all these great features: Network News Civic Role Model The hot Interview The BIG thing   Network News   It’s time to share your

Happy birthday blog

Every year we celebrate the birth of this blog.   I know, I know, you get invited to a lot of celebration events but this one is different. It’s short and you’ll learn something.   Find out what by watching this video. Buffet not included.

How not to treat a grieving pensioner?

Too many civic leaders make it into the news for the wrong reasons.   In this video I’ll share an example of what not to do.   And in return you can restore my faith in local politicians.   Thank you.