Archive for January, 2016

Relax – don’t do it! Tips for overworked executives Part 2

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January 29th, 2016

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In my previous post, I reflected on the findings of the Odgers-Berndston Lonely at the Top survey of FTSE 350 top executives, published in The Times (30 November 2015). This report highlighted how unsustainable these executives felt their current pace was with nearly 40% saying they could not sustain their current pace for more than […]

The Junior Doctors’ Strike – an illustration of leading change?

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January 27th, 2016

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I’m writing this blog just after the first junior doctors’ strike, when it is still unclear whether parties will return to ACAS and negotiate a deal, whether new contracts will be imposed upon junior doctors and whether further strikes will take place. Whatever your view on the rights and wrongs of the positions of the […]

Organisation design without organisational development? Can’t be done.

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January 19th, 2016

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In fact, it is bonkers. And before I provoke a storm of interdisciplinary warfare between opposing camps of practitioners, let me backtrack for a moment and start with a couple of definitions: Organisational Development: “a systematic approach to improving organisational effectiveness – one that aligns strategy, people and processes” – Roffey Park’s definition Organisation Design: […]