When the BBC run yet another story about the abuse of people in care, it begs the question: how come we are so habituated to not speaking out? Read more →
I went to a book launch this week, for Embodied Leadership by Pete Hamill – a great writer, and, in the interests of full disclosure, a friend. During a talk about how he came to write the book, Pete suggested that whilst most of us like to think that we would have the courage to speak out, the reality is that the vast majority of us are in a group that don’t. Read more →
In the UK, there is currently a great deal of soul searching regarding how to prevent what happened in one part of the National Health Service recurring elsewhere. Any death is a loss, those that were preventable arguably more so. When things ‘go wrong’, the calls for more to be done to prevent mistakes seems to start from the assumption that the volume of errors is both excessive and inherently preventable.
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In organisations big and small it helps if a) there is a plan and b) people are told about it. Typically that is what ‘strategy’ is supposed to be about – but what happens if no-one knows what the plan is, or indeed if there really is one?…
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