Most in local government are braced for difficult times ahead. But not North East Lincolnshire Council and it’s all down to the performance coaching programme it put in place three years ago for its managers. Liz Hall finds out why Britain’s public sector, and the rest of the nation, has been left reeling in the wake of the far-reaching Comprehensive Spending Review last month (October). Yet one council believes the coaching and mentoring strategy it launched three years ago will help it support managers and engage employees through these tough times. In 2007,...

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