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Margaret Heffernan on the ‘bystander effect’ – would you do any different?

The Bystander Effect we have discussed here previously. Margaret Heffernan is one of the key authors in this field, and this talk is  useful and powerful. Read more →

October 30 2014
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The normalisation of not speaking out

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 →

May 06 2014
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Bystander effect: would you behave differently?…

The Bystander Effect is something that we have discussed before, and this is a particularly good example. Read more →

September 19 2013

How not speaking out is ‘hard wired’?…

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 →

June 28 2013

Fallibility, flogging & undiscussables – an unholy trinity

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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June 13 2013
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Did somebody mention strategy?…

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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April 03 2013
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Sticky plasters for sticky times?…

Large organisational cultures can often get so wrapped up in their own operational mechanics, that they lose sight of what is changing around them and how to adapt and innovate.

A lot has changed in the NHS landscape since 1948 – and the big question is whether really the model fits with 21st century living.

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March 02 2013
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