Published Articles - Management and Leadership

Publication Article Date
Community CareThe danger of \" tell me what I want to hear\" culture in social services26-August-14
Health Service JournalFrom Face Book to the NHS poor communication is rife8-August-14
Health Service JournalThe public sector should not be scared to make mistakes7-August-14
Knowledge HubHypocracy and senior management5-August-14
Knowledge HubThe retail model in the public sector1-August-14
Knowledge HubWhy this obsession with leadership29-July-14
Knowledge Hubthe gap between the flash and the bang19-July-14
Community CareI am witnesing the dismanteling of the social care system I spent my career building7-July-14
Community CareDon\'t be too cynical about senior managers29-July-14
Health Service Journal BlogPrivate good public bad not for profit better18-July-14
Health Service Journal BlogCopying failure and hoping it works17-July-14
Health Service Journal BlogEven the best teams need a star player11-July-14
Health Service Journal BlogWhether its football or the NHS evryone is an expert23-June-14
Health Service Journal BlogThe language of winers and losers19-June-14
Health Service Journal BlogOne word inspection visits don\'t help16-June-14
Health Service Journal BlogWill it be happy ever after for the NHS13-June-14
Health Service Journal BlogBeds too hard,food cold, nothing is just right11-June-14
Knowledge HubThe changing officer member relationship20-May-14
Health Service Journal BlogCan a leader be too good at their job21-May-14
Health Service Journal BlogThe truth is stranger than fiction1-May-14
Health Service Journal BlogBetter a poor service than no service25-April-14
Health Service Journal BlogIt is sometimes best not to follow the leader24-April-14
Health Service Journal BlogI don\'t want to be a consumer I am happy to be a patient9-April-14
Health Service Journal BlogNew boss to navigate us through the next few years8-April-14
Health Service Journal BlogIn the NHS you need political skills to survive1-April-14
Guardian Public Leaders NetworkHow to manage services you know nothing about28-April-14
Health Service Journal BlogThe NHS should resist the American way25-March-14
Health Service Journal BlogMiddle managers need to stir it up14-March-14
Health Service Journal BlogWhat happend to the battle against instituionalisation12-March-14
Health Service Journal BloglLove over fear in absence management6-March-14
Health Service Journal BlogYou can\'t run Trusts like football clubs4-March-14
Guardian Public Leaders NetworkHow can public leaders leave a legacy17-March-14
Health Service Journal BlogThere was no golden era to be a public sector worker25-February-14
Health Service Journal BlogLife on the frontline is tough whereever you work 24-February-14
Health Service Journal BlogStop looking for a quick fix from the private sector14-February-14
Health Service Journal BlogBoard room battles take place in the shaddows11-February-14
Health Service Journal BlogThe Blue Badge Test-When the directors job becomes impossible 31-Jan-14
Health Service Journal BlogWanted business people to save the NHS28-Jan-14
Health Service Journal BlogDo we expect higher morale standards from our leaders27-Jan-14
Health Service Journal BlogCutomer care is such a drag24-Jan-14
Health Service Journal BlogThe dilema of a tough management decsion15-Jan-14
Health Service Journal BlogNew year time to get a new job13-Jan-14
Health Service Journal BlogFrom flower power to Facebook10-Jan-14
Health Service Journal BlogWhy Sherlock could never make it as an NHS manager7-Jan-14
Inside HousingAs austerity bits HA board members must rise to the challange31-Jan-14
Guardian Public Leaders NetworkTen tips to make your boss a better leader15-Jan-14
MJGoing to the pub at lunch time12-December-13
MJSimple test of corporate culture 2-December-13
Health Service Journal BlogBring back awards to reward quality30-December-13
Health Service Journal BlogWill 2014 be the tear of ethical leadership19-December-13
Health Service Journal BlogWe didn\'t need all those staff after all16-December-13
Health Service Journal BlogIn business there are no ideal partners6-December-13
Community CareShould a violent criminal record automatically bar you from working with young people and vulnerable adults20-December-13
Health Service Journal BlogHalloween is over stop the whitch hunt8-November-13
Health Service Journal BlogChange the delay,deny,defend culture7-November-12
MJlabrador or Rottweiler25-November-13
MJMan of the people21-November-13
MJJust doing enough20-November-13
MJJump the shark18-November-13
MJDon\'t be a cookie cutter leader13-November-13
MJTransferable skills and shock of the new11-November-13
MJSmackdown8-November-13
MJTo build you must first demolish5-November-13
MJDifficult time for managers1-November-13
Health Service Journal BlogMan management is a funny old game30-October-13
Health Service Journal BlogManagers- always look on the bright side21-October-13
Health Service Journal BlogAre hospital chairs over reaching their roles18-October-13
Health Service Journal BlogDont unnecessarily annoy the patients4-Ocober-13
Local Government AssociationAlways look on the bright side17-October-13
Local Government AssociationExit PA\'s from LA\'s14-October-13
Local Government AssociationBirthday lunch with the chief executive11-October-13
Health Service Journal BlogYou dont want to know the answer27-September-13
Health Service Journal BlogTrusts dont expect cheief executives to hang around26-September-13
Health Service Journal BlogCareer advice be opinonated, abrasive and intolerant10-September-13
Health Service Journal BlogLeadership is about taking responsibility9-September-13
The GuardianStrictly Whitehall30-September-13
Inside HousingHR issues expert opinion6-September-13
Health Service Journal BlogLeadership balanacing act19-August -13
Health Service Journal BlogLead from the front and from behind the sceens15-August-13
Health Service Journal BlogNo blame the NHS gain9-August-13
Health Service Journal BlogStress, strokes and Robin Hood7-August-13
Health Service Journal BlogWhat can we learn from the CQC cover up story2-August-13
Health Service Journal BlogThere will always be staff who feel bullied29-July-13
Health Service Journal BlogSpecial Measures are a stick to beat trusts with17-July-13
Health Service Journal BlogThe differance between a board and a cabinet11-July-13
Health Service JournalLights camerainaction5-JULY-13
Health Service Journal BlogMy own experiance of a report cover up5-JULY-13
Community Carewhen Directors need to take a more hands on approach8-July-13
Public Servant Is bullying sometimes just tough management 29-July -13
Public Servant Services under special measures19-July-13
Public ServantRedesigning for austerity3-July-13
Health Service JournalCan clinicIans make good managers 18-June-13
Health Service Journal BlogAre the best leaders special ones 11-June-13
Public Servant Is removing potentially damaging info from a report always a cover up24-June-13
Public ServantWe dont need irresponsible leadership3-June -13
Health Service Journal BlogIs iot that good to talk30-May-13
Health Service Journal BlogData should inform commissioning decisions22-May-13
Health Service Journal BlogChallanging the myth of intergrated care15-May-13
Health Service Journal BlogThe problem with superfical inspections 8-May-13
Public ServantHere comes the consolidator 23-May-13
Public ServantWin, lose or draw 10-May-13
Community CareIts all to easy to blame care providers for low pay26 -April-13
Health Service Journal BlogCut the news speak out of redundacy announcements29-April-13
Health Service Journal BlogCommercial Catch 2217-April-13
Health Service Journal BlogMid Staffs Foundation Trust can go bust16-April-13
Health Service Journal BlogNot sleeping your way to the top16-April-13
Health Service Journal BlogSenior management was incompetent and reckless10-April-13
Health Service Journal BlogA rising management star crashes and burns3-April-13
Public ServantWhat happens when you subtract admin29-April-13
Public ServantWhat\'s it like when the private sector take over22-April-13
Public Servant Stay in touch with your staff25 April
Community CareThe rise of badly behaved managers25-February-13
Knowledge HubManagerialism22-March-13
Guardian Public Leaders NetworkOff with their heads. Don\'t blame managers just because they are in charge28-March-13
Health Service JournalHigh level anger management27-March-13
Health Service JournalThe power of the political placebo25=March=13
Health Service JournalIf the shark doesn\'t get you HR will18-March-13
Health Service JournalPatients v Business case11-March-13
Health Service JournalA Shakspearian story at the top of the NHS6-March-13
Health Service JournalInterim NHS managers can relate to Rafael Benitez5-March-13
Public ServantSlimming diet proves unpalatable21-March-13
Health Service JournalPassion runneth over in the job search28-February-13
Health Service JournalThe NHS should aim higher than \"don\'t be evil\"20-February-13
Health Service JournalClearing up the confusion on commissioning11-February-13
Health Service JournalFrancis will likely say parts of theNHS aren\'t good with people4-February-13
Public ServantChanging the banking culture25-February-13
Public ServantMore management less leadership18-February-13
Public ServantTake it in turns leadership11-February-13
Public Servant\"Careless\" doesn\'t begin to cover it11-February-13
Knowledge HubSmarter and Harder is for Dummies28-January-13
Knowledge HubLessons in leadership from a master of disaster24-January-13
Public ServantWant to be a good manager then drop the metaphors14-January-13
Health Service JournalIs it harder to be an honest senior manager in todays NHS21-January-13
Health Service JournalMoney can\'t buy an all star team29-January-13
Health Service JournalLeadership lessons from the thine white Duke14-January-13
Health Service JournalMilitary style leadership doesn\'t suit the public sector7-January-13
Public ServantWhich leadership style is best for public sector4-January-13
Community CareFed up of cuts and pay freezes-why not stop smiling?17-December-12
Health Service JournalThe drama of being a whistle blower6-December-12
MJImpersonating a manager3-December-12
Health Service JournalWhats so hard about saying sorry?21-November-12
Public ServantWhy M is for Mother19-November-12
Public ServantShould we get rid of the Chief Exec12-November-12
Health Service JournalProtecting the NHS brand or devaluing it 15-November-12
Health Service JournalBetter to seek forgiveness than ask permission7-November-12
Public ServantIt\'s the medium not the message5-November-12
Guardian Public Leaders NetworkCivil Service- Does the boss still know what is best19-October-12
Public ServantThere is real value in maintaining the union31-Ocober-12
Public ServantSteady Eddie v Flash Harry in the promotion game29-October-12
Public ServantCan you pay less and still attract the best21-October-12
Health Service JournalWinterbourn View was shocking but hardly surprising31-October-12
Health Service JournalThe schocking truth about anonymous comments12-October-12
Public ServantNo end insight to high stress and low morale1-October-12
Health Service JournalCulture is as intangible as the air we breath8-October-12
Public Servant Making a difference - a little bit here,a little bit there..October-12
Community CareCutting non essential services28-September-12
Health Service JournalStampede for the exit26-September-12
Public ServantHow much are you worth?24-September-12
Public ServantSmells like team spirit17-September-12
Health Service JournalDid she jump or was she pushed?19-September-12
Health Service JournalHow to be successful at interview11-September-12
Health Service JournalUnLearning leadership in the NHS4-September-12
Public ServantLazy,incompetent and over paid10 -September-12
Public ServantAnd the gold medal for bureaucracy goes to.....21-August-12
Guardian Public Leaders NetworkGoing for gold10-August-12
Health Service Journal Blog5o shades of management9-August-12
Public ServantThe office mutiny and how to manage it 6-August-12
Health Service Journal BlogIs trust really the be all and end all of leading?20-July-12
Public ServantDo you need front line experiance of a service to lead it26-July-12
Public ServantThe sedating of disruptive patients19-July-12
Public ServantCan we ever stop children running away5-July-12
Health Service Journal BlogDeath in a hostel25-June-12
Public ServantNo one likes a snitch12-June-12
Public ServantPeople suffer as local authorites do the right thing18-June-12
Health Service Journal BlogWho cares what they think12-June-12
Health Service Journal BlogHire and Fire at will4-June-12
Health Service Journal BlogPlaying to the whistle28-May-12
Knowledge HubBounce-back ability11-May-12
Public ServantThe NHS needs more cuddly leaders28-May-12
Guardian Public Leaders NetworkThe problem of presenteeism24-May-12
Public ServantWhy don\'t we do what works?14-May-12
Public ServantIs this a Lean organisation or a skinny one?21-May-12
Health Service Journal BlogThe fall of the Roman Empire18-May-12
Guardian Public Leaders NetworkThre is a big gap between mangers self image and how others see them9-May-12
Public ServantToo many managers think they are perfect3-May-12
Public Servant It may be cheaper but is it any better?May-12
Community CareSay hello to the 9 to 5 manager18-April-11
MJSuckers and rip off merchants27-March-12
MJThe end of tribalism in Local Government?11-March-12
MJOurs is not to reason why21-March-12
Public ServantWhy won\'t social workers tell people what they do22-March-12
Health Service Journal BlogCollaboration with the private sector a necessary evil4 -March-12
Health Service Journal BlogYes we do talk about you13-March-12
Public ServantWhich type of manager are you12-March-12
Health Service Journal BlogIn NHS board games,no one is safe24-February-12
Health Service Journal BlogIs there an i in success-busting the team building myth17-February-12
The Guardianmanagement clinic-catching the ear of the boss21-February-12
Public ServantHow to win that grant8-February-12
Public Servant Is it the size of bonuses that offends so much?15-February-12
The MJ blogThis is what we did on our away day13-February-12
Public Servant The NHS is not a business and should not be run like one9-February-12
Health Service Journal BlogAre managers to busy to manage?6-Febuary-12
Public Servant The Right QuestionsFebuary-12
The MJ blogManagement consultants can we still afford them do we still need them?27-January-12
Health Service Journal BlogAre leaders a product of thier environment or is it the other wat round?25-January-12
The MJ blogIf staff staff morale is at an all time low you know you are doing something right 25-January-12
The MJ blogThere are many ways to get rid of a Director24 -January-12
The MJShould we be cutting so many top jobs?24 -January-12
The MJ blog2012 the year of UnLearing management15-January-12
The MJChief execs v Elected Mayors11-January-12
The MJ blogmiss congeniality13-January-12
Health Service Journal BlogProfit and loss in the new public sector17-January-12
Public ServantWorth their weight in gold?January-12
Public ServantWhen public servants are out of their depth16-December-11
Health Service Journal BlogIs community care as we know it dead?6-December-11
Health Service Journal BlogWhen is a whistleblower not a whistle blower?5-December -11
Health Service Journal BlogThe strikes don\'t mean staff don\'t like doing their job2-December-11
Guardian Social Care networkSetting the boundaries in social work2-December-11
Public ServantHow to maintain morale when the future is so bleak1-December-11
Health Service Journal BlogWhose finger prints are on the back stabbing knife?21-November-11
Health Service Journal BlogCustomer care alone is not enough21-November-11
Public ServantGetting closer or too close23-November-11
Community CareSocial work boundaries how times have changed23-November-11
Health Service Journal BlogMacho macho management10-November-11
Public Servant What makes people think private sector management is better?11-November-11
Public ServantWhy can\'t Health and social services get it together?3-November-11
Health Service Journal BlogWhy can\'t Health and social services get it together?31-October-11
Public ServantHow much longer will my flu jab be free27-October-11
Public Servant Culture beats strategy every time24-October-11
Health Service Journal BlogIt\'s time to talk about values13-October-11
Guardian Public Leaders NetworkWhy the NHS will struggle to attract commisioning high flyers13-October-11
Health Service Journal BlogIs the Public sector running out of ideas?13-October-11
Community CareWhy the Godfather is the latest inspiration for Public sector managers30-September-11
Public Servantwho says bullying dosen\'t bother NHS staff29-September-11
Public ServantShould a struck off nurse be allowed to care for patients?23-September-11
Public ServantPass the human parcel27-September-11
Health Service Journal BlogSay no to \"Yes\" men and women22-September-11
Health Service Journal Blogleaders lack confidence to make changes they\'ve been asked to make 10-September-11
Health Service Journal BlogApple of the eye-why leaders should never be seen as in dispensible5-September-11
Health Service Journal BlogDon\'t make me think1-September-11
Public ServantIt\'s a risky businessSeptember-11
Public ServantHow many chief executives are truly indispensable?31-August-11
Health Service Journal BlogLeadreship, not as dangerous as some might make out21-August-11
Guardian Public Leaders NetworkLow morale in the public sector not just about job losses22-August-11
Health Service Journal BlogIf bullying doesn\'t bother staff why are so many absent?18-August-11
Public ServantLeadership is not dangerous8-August-11
Health Service Journal BlogWhat happens when pleaseing the boss goes too far?5-August-11
Public ServantPensioners in Prision.. who cares?4-August-11
Guardian Public Leaders NetworkHow did your boss get to the top?28-July-11
Public ServantIt is only fair that all leave is cancelled-except for senior managers 26-July-11
Health Service Journal BlogChanging behaviour needs more than a \"nudge\"25-July-11
Health Service Journal BlogIs your organisation accepting the unacceptable?21-july-11
Public ServantThey call it Ethical Fading21-July-11
Community CareSorry guys, your annual leave is cancelled,a cuationary socialwork tale15-July-11
Health Service Journal BlogThe difference between what is said and what is ment7-July-11
Public ServantGet set to develop your managersJuly-11
Public ServantLeadership skills for those who aspire to leadJuly-11
Public ServantThey would say that wouldn\'t they24-June-11
Guardian Public Leaders NetworkPartnerships how much team work does happen in the Public Sector?20-June-11
Health Service Journal BlogWhat happens when chief executives are slow to pick up on patient complaints10-June-11
Health Service JournalSenior managers need to get hands on with customers8-June-11
Health Service Journal BlogLife after senior management;it is not over for the over 50\'s6-June-11
Public ServantToo old to rock and roll1-June-11
Public ServantDo you know what\'s going on1-June-11
Health Service Journal BlogTh never asked question\"What if I am wrong?\"27-May-11
Health Service Journal BlogUndermanaged NHS needs step change24-May-11
Health Service Journal BlogHeroes and villans19-May-11
Health Service Journal BlogPowers of the dynamic duo19-May-11
Health Service Journal BlogFair,cheap and intimidating - the future of NHS services?10-May-11
Health Service Journal BlogMake \'em laugh10-May-11
Guardian Public Leaders NetworkPraise for local government deputies9-May-11
Health Service Journal BlogMaking time for successful management development3-May-11
Public ServantThere\'s no easy way to say thisMay-2011
Guardian ProfessionalMentoring is a way of developing leadership skills29-April-11
Public ServantWhy most management development programmes fail27-April-11
Health Service Journal BlogThe casualties of workplace conflict aren\'t just the staff21-April-11
Community CareIt\'s time to stand up for social work middle managers21-April-11
Health Service Journal BlogGetting the message accross20-April-11
Health Service Journal BlogStuck in the midddle18-April-11
Public ServantEric is gunning for you18-April-11
Public ServantNo surprise that workplace conflict is on the incrase 15-April-11
Public Servant blogThe American version4-April-11
Health Service Journal BlogWhen looking the part goes too far1-April-11
Health Service Journal BlogSometimes the best thing to happen to a candidate is not to get the job28-March-11
Public ServantHigh heels and low journalism25-March-11
Public ServantCan a Local Authority go bust?24-March-11
Health Service Journal BlogCharm might not be on the jod description23-March-11
Health Service Journal BlogHow to win praise and influence people16-March-11
Health Service Journal BlogReplacing the irreplaceable15-March-11
Health Service Journal BlogTaking the fight to bullies in the work place 7-March-11
Public ServantFishing in a wider poolMarch-11
Health Service Journal BlogAre there any leaders who don\'t do U turns24-February-11
Guardian ProfessionalA dramatic public sector management cull24-February-11
Health Service Journal BlogPlan B or not plan B10-February-11
Health Service Journal BlogThere\'s something fishy about all this change7-February-11
Health Service Journal BlogWe will let you know by the weekend4-February-11
Health Service Journal BlogEquipping managers for an uncertain future2-February-11
Public ServantPartnerships under fireFebruary-2011
Public Servant The Tough Question For LeadersFebruary-2011
Health Service Journal BlogShe looked like she was on a big ride at Alton Towers30-January-11
Guardian PublicHow many chief executives are truly indispensable?25-January-11
Public ServantWhere is the incentive in the public sector?12-January-11
Guardian PublicWould I lie to you?11-January-11
Public ServantShould I stay or should I go?29-December-10
Public ServantMonkey business at council zoo14-December-10
Public ServantIt\'s cold out side8-December-10
Health Service Journal BlogBook of the Dead7-December-10
Health Service Journal Blogis cost cutting turning managers into bullies?4-December-10
Health Service Journal BlogUndercover Boss28-November-10
MJPublic sector managers feel ill-equipped18-November -10
Health Service Journal BlogHospitals strike back over social care cuts21-November-10
Health Service Journal BlogMaking savings through sackings-but who goes?21-November-10
Public ServantHow to manage the silent killer in thes tough times5-November-10
Health Service Journal BlogIt won\'t be lack of money that does for the public sector19-Oct-10
Health Service Journal BlogHow to fail with out really trying8-October -10
Public ServantHow does a manager deal with\"bone idle\" staff?15-September-10
Public ServantIt\'s not such a big deal getting the sack10-September-10
Community CareDo you need to be a qualified social worker to be a good social work manager?1-September-10
Public ServantWish me luck as you wave me goodbyeSeptember-10
Public ServantSo what does make a good Public Sector manager?20-August-10
Public ServantA safe place to speak outAugust-10
Public Servant blogSenior managers are right to be worried30-July-10
Guardian PublicPublic managers: your sector needs you22-July-10
Public ServantPublic sector managers arn\'t up to the job20- July-10
MJWho must we keep and who can we lose?11-March 10
Public ServantWhy it is so hard tofire an incompetent public servant9-July-10
Inside HousingAviod the blame game2-July-10
Public Servant blogEngland management in tatters1-July-10
Guardian PublicMutiny in the work place25-June-10
MJIs it worth the hassel?23-June-10
Guardian PublicHow to cope with stress-before it\'s too late10-June-10
Public Servant blogWyh are high flyers always available to start work immeadiatly?2-June-10
Public ServantTreading carefully or treading on toesJune-10
Guardian Public Why getting the sack is not such a big deal 10-May-10
Public Servant Why is working in the public sector seen as a cushy number? 10-May-10
Guardian Public A good ending 30-Apr-10
Public Servant Why is there a bonus culture in the public sector? 27-Apr-10
Public Servant Should your manager have been given the job? 21-Apr-10
Guardian Public Public sector managers: It's not all bad 04-Feb-10
Guardian Public All managers are leaders 11-Jan-10
Inside Housing Love them or Hate them 06-Nov-09
Municipal Journal People management in a harsh financial climate 08-Oct-09
Public Service Review Health issue 21 End the bullying Autumn 2009
Public Servant So just how close should managers get to their staff? 17-Sep-09
Inside Housing Expert opinion-How far are you prepared to go 04-Sep-09
Municipal Journal Why are some managers not more angry more often? 03-Sep-09
Public Servant Growing managers to meet real needs Sep-09
Public Servant The secrets of success in a" yes" culture Aug-09
Public Guardian No time for Machiavellian managers 27-Jul-09
Municipal Journal Why new skills will help you survive the recession 16-Jul-09
Inside Housing Maverick Managers 03-Jul-09
Public Servant The wisdom of old big head May-09
Inside Housing Cloughie's Lesion 24-Apr-09
Inside Housing Angry Management 03-Apr-09
Inside Housing Hitting the Zzz 06-Mar-09
Municipal Journal Learn the clichs to avoid them 06-Nov-08
Municipal Journal Would you drop your manager in it 18-Sep-08
Public Servant Down in the dumps Jul-08
Health Service Journal Solving the staff morale equation 11-Jun-08
Municipal Journal Give credit where its due 05-Jun-08
Municipal Journal Is performance culture forcing managers to fib? 22-May-08
Public Servant Daily Do you trust your manager 04-Mar-08
Pavilion Publishing Ethnicity and Inequality in Health and Social Care Do staff think you're a better manager � Evaluating Leadership Development Mar-08
Care and Health What difference to Senior Managers really make? 25-Feb-08
The Municipal Journal Making life manageable 21-Feb-08
Human Resource Management International Digest No more heroes Vol 16 2008
Health Service Journal Managing your manager 11-Dec-07
Health Service Journal The fear factor in management 30-Oct-07
The Municipal Journal Managing upwards 11-Oct-07
The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services Taking the fear factor out of Leadership in the Public Services 03-Oct-07