Tag Archives: Strategy

I think there is room for considerable optimism

“Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress”    Nicholas Murray Butler Why so? Having worked in & around mental health for four decades as a therapist, psychiatric nurse & hospital manager … Continue reading

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The bottom line

“Forget service improvement and just design services [our work places] that work properly”         Terry Young I guess leaders can view their organisations in different ways, for example we can view them in terms of income & expenditure … Continue reading

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Three pieces of charitable advice worth heeding

I am often asked by charities to work alongside their boards and senior teams to help develop their strategy. Reflecting on this here are 3 pithy pieces of advice. Continue reading

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Carers live in a land called Upstream

“Treat the future well; it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children”    Adapted from a north American Indian saying Any sensible review of care; how we provide it and the … Continue reading

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A cruel irony

“Do not make important what you can measure, measure what is important” The CQC are officially part of the drive that causes the outcome they are not going to measure – read on! Get Mental Health Training The CQC have … Continue reading

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Wimbledon without rain

“Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you are a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player”  Bill Gates Get Mental Health Training Can you imagine a Wimbledon without strawberries & cream, the tournament without … Continue reading

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Reaching out, inviting in

“The world is disgracefully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain” – Ronald Firbank This blog is about the increasing political interest in corporate governance through offices such as the Financial Reporting Council, author of Corporate Culture and the … Continue reading

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