Celebrating 65 Years Of The NHS

Today the NHS is 65 years old.  During that time it has made a huge difference to the lives of everyone.  Like all big organisations it has had times when things have gone wrong or not as well as they could have.   It is easy to lose sight of the change and improvements that […]

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10 People Mistakes Poor Leaders Make

Good leaders understand that the success that they deliver is down to them getting the best from each and every employee.  Given this reality you would have thought that all leaders would be determined to get the best return from what is a significant investment in employees.   At the same time there is often […]

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Making Meetings Work

If you work in a large organisation at a senior level, chances are that you will find yourself in a situation where you have to attend quite a few meetings.  Before you know it large chunks of your day disappear and you end up playing catch up.   I recently read in a blog post […]

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What Makes A Team High Performing?

We all know that a team working together has the potential to deliver great results. At the same time, not all teams perform at their optimal level. So what sets apart the high performing teams? Focus on results The best performing teams know where they are heading, the results they want to achieve and keep […]

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How To Be A More Assertive Manager

Being a manager can at times be extremely challenging. Often when people who manage get feedback on their performance they are sometimes told that they need to assert themselves more. In these cases, it is easy to misinterpret what being more assertive is and instead of asserting yourself you become more aggressive. So how can […]

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6 Barriers To Effective Management

When you are just one of the team, managing others can seem like a stroll in the park. Yet in truth when people move into a management roles they often discover just how challenging it can be. So what are 6 key barriers to effective management? Barrier 1: Putting It At The Bottom of The […]

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8 Real Reasons Why Your Team Is Underperforming

One of the biggest factors in your success as a leader or manager is your ability to get results through teams. While many managers and leaders get this at a conceptual level, they still struggle to get the level of performance from their team. So what are 8 real reasons why your team is underperforming? […]

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10 Things All Leaders Should Aspire To Do

If you are in a leadership role or have been identified as having the potential to be in a senior management or leadership role you are clearly good at what you do right now. Being a leader in many ways like an athlete continually striving to improve on a personal best. Rest on your laurels […]

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1 Building Trust In NHS Organisations

The NHS collectively is a huge organisation.  Even more locally they are major employers, with significant income and expenditure.  If teams of people are to perform to their potential, there is a need for high levels of trust.   We are all probably familiar with stories of clinical staff not trusting those in management or […]

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