Scenario Planning, a field guide to the future by Woody Wade
Rethinking Public Strategy by Sean Lusk
Visual Strategy by Bryson, Ackermann and Eden
Managing Complexity in the Public Services by Phil Haynes
The Strategy Workout by Bernard Ross and Clare Segal
Strategic Thinking in Complex Problem Solving by Arnaud Chevallier
A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis by Eugene Bardach
The Silo Effect by Gillian Tett
How to Run a Government by Michael Barber
There’s more suggestions in my 'holiday reading' blog. I’d also recommend the publications from the Policy Press - some of their books are a bit pricey, but they put a different selection of excerpts and articles up for free each month so it’s worth taking a look.
For more on the ‘standard’ Government approach in the UK – check out the Treasury’s recently republished guidance on policy development: The Green Book. (There are book of other colours too, Orange for Risk and Magenta for designing evaluation.
To keep up with some of the more creative / innovative policy development methods being used in the UK – take a look at the Cabinet Office's Policy lab Toolkit and the Behavioural Insights Team's blog. For resources around how to generate ideas I’d also recommend the NESTA toolkit.
Other online gems:
Move fast and fix things: how to be a Public Sector Entrepreneur - a fab report by the RSA.
Using stories to shape public policy - a LSE blog based on work of academics Michael D. Jones and Deserai Crow
Policy Tools: How to measure wellbeing impacts and cost effectiveness - an online training resource from the wonderful folks at the What Works Centre for Wellbeing.
Take a look at my Youtube playlist to find lots of interesting things including the secret life of Whitehall Series, some great thought leaders on strategy, and of course a couple of my favourite Yes Minister clips!
More to follow
This is just the beginning of my resource list, so I hope you find something that you will enjoy and that will further inspire you – if you have a recommendation to add to this list or want to join in the conversation find me on twitter or contact by e-mail