Archive for December, 2013

Leading change – is it art or science?

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December 11th, 2013

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In the years prior to joining Roffey Park I worked on a number of large, IT led change projects. Ever since, I have had a curiosity around how organisations lead – or don’t – and deliver – or often do not – change. And even when they do, how sustainable said change is. Many of […]

The fallacy of the unmeasurable ‘soft’ intervention

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December 5th, 2013

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When the clamour for change reaches fever pitch, as it is around the NHS at present, evidence based decision-making can fall by the wayside. For example, threatening Foundation Trusts and hospitals with the loss or reduction of their indemnity cover hits all the right notes if your approach to performance management is ‘carrot and stick’. […]

Universities in a Changing World 5: The Pull of History

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December 3rd, 2013

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What does a university education mean? How well do universities transmit – or perhaps – translate this message for the modern world. And in this very diverse world, are there many meanings, a few, or just one? Let’s explore this. As an 18 year old leaving Wales for academe, I was encouraged to believe the […]