Looking behind the curtain

Over the last few weeks I have read a number of articles on leadership and the challenges that today’s leaders face.   Whether supporting organisations to deliver business change, training or coaching, something that invariably comes up is how leaders effectively influence their teams.   One simple thing we suggest is letting the team see behind…

What’s in it for me? The critical change question

If you live in West London, reports of a possible 3rd runway at Heathrow will perhaps not have been the best news you’ve had recently.  Convincing potentially affected residents that the expansion is the best plan will be no easy task (see http://news.sky.com/story/1511365/residents-vow-to-see-off-heathrow-third-runway) Not least in, what I imagine is the near impossible task, answering…

Don’t Like the Picture? Try Changing the Frame

The challenges facing the NHS could be viewed as overwhelming. The news is full of big numbers: big numbers of patients waiting for appointments, diagnosis and treatment; big numbers of A&E breaches, cancer deaths, obese patients, big numbers of vacancies; big numbers of agency staff.  It all seems impossible to manage However, what one person…

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss” * Whatever the outcome of today’s election, one thing is a given – transformational change is needed for the NHS to survive and prosper in both the immediate and long-term future.  Change is needed to address the growing financial, demographic and workforce pressures, as well as…