What’s your story – chapter 2

whats your story part 2

In the first part of my ‘What’s your story’ blog I talked about importance of storytelling. But how do you get your story across to your audiences – and ensure they react in the way you hope for? That can be quite a skill in business as much as it can be in your day to day life. Getting your… Read more

What’s your story? Chapter one

storytelling

We all have a friend or colleague who can tell a good tale. You know, that person you can always rely on to turn what could be the most mundane activity or circumstance into a real tale. They make it come to life. It’s the way they tell it. Their stories are memorable, you might… Read more

Aunt Austerity isn’t back – she never went away

In one of my first blogs I described Aunt Austerity. Like an embarrassing but infectiously addictive maiden aunt, Aunt Austerity can be described as dangerous and necessary in equal measures. She’s the family member who has probably outstayed her welcome by now and even when she leaves, you know she’ll be back… Well as I… Read more

Guest blog by Jim Brooks

theres-no-magic-secret-to-surviving-austeritytheres-no-magic-secret-to-surviving-austerity

There’s no magic secret to surviving austerity. The public sector is shrinking by around 30% in a very short period of time. What took over 100 years to develop is being decimated on an annual basis in order to arrest the rate of increase in the national debt. But all of these efforts are undone… Read more

The key to successful engagement

the-key-to-successful-engagement

I must start off by reassuring you that I have not left the world of consultancy to pursue a career as a romance blogger and my next book will not make any reference to any shade of any colour. As I’ve mentioned in some of my previous blogs, engaging with your audience is vital. It’s vital… Read more

How to stand out from the crowd

stand out pitch mike gill

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, it’s vital that you get people to ‘cherish’ your service to maximise your chances of surviving austerity. To do this you need to present your service in the best way to stakeholders – this may be internal stakeholders, government or the public. You need to stand out from the crowd…. Read more

The key reasons for writing How to Survive Austerity

mike gill author

Since I published How to Survive Austerity earlier this year people have asked me why I decided to write a book so it seemed to be good fodder for a blog post… Over the course of my career, I have attained a great understanding of the nature of public services as well as the people… Read more

The end of austerity? I’d put the celebrations on ice

The end of austerity?

The new chancellor Philip Hammond has signalled a scaling back of austerity and it has been reported that the economy is now entering a “new phase”. But what does that mean for public sector spending – and does it also mean that I need to start penning my next book? I’d hold off any street… Read more

Page 2 of 612345...Last »