Start your CHERISH journey – four tips to success

Start your cherish journey

In the second of my two part blog on starting your CHERISH journey, it’s important to gather your thoughts and ideas before embarking upon any programme of change. What are the outcomes you want to achieve and what does success look like? In my book How to Survive Austerity I take readers through the whole… Read more

Are you ready to be cherished?

Are you ready to be cherished

If you’ve been following my blog over the last few weeks (well done – I’m glad you’re still with me) you’ll have read about the importance of being cherished – particularly for those of you who work within public services as the sector continues to face huge challenges and unprecedented cuts. Here’s my previous CHERISH… Read more

The changing scope of public services

Changing scope of public services

Many would argue that the scope of public services has altered radically from the vision shared by the architects of the welfare state in Britain. The benefits provided by the National Assistance Scheme were envisaged as a support to be called on in extremis, not as an entitlement that absolves the individual of any personal… Read more

How great is the threat we face?

How great is the threat we face

As I was finishing writing How to Survive Austerity (which is now available to buy on Amazon), the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, had just delivered the conclusions of the 2015 Spending Review. So as local authorities up and down the country prepare to deliver budgets for the next financial year, it seemed timely to… Read more

How to Survive Austerity has arrived!

My review copies of How to Survive Austerity arrived this week. I’ve been very excited to see the finished version of my first book after what felt like a few flurried months of writing and editing. There was something quite exhilarating about opening the box and discovering new, crisp, unopened books – and a book that I’ve… Read more

A New Public Sector Rises from the Ashes of Austerity

The pressure on public service finances is severe, some would say unprecedented. Clearly public services can’t continue as the are. And all because of this thing we call austerity. In my last blog post I talked about my new book How to Survive Austerity: A Manager’s Guide to Doing More With Less and Emerging as… Read more

Surviving Austerity in the New Public Sector

I’ve been called many things throughout my life, and throughout my career, but to date an author is not one of them. That is until now…Even referring to myself as an author seems a little strange and I think it will take some time to get used to. But with my first book out in… Read more

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