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

What now for public sector managers?

Public sector managers are the backbone of public service delivery but they now face the greatest challenge of their career because of the driving cuts and planned austerity measures. The recent push by government to implement austerity across the UK has involved reducing the scale and scope of public services. The election of a new… Read more

Giving a voice to the people behind our public services

I recently read a great article on the Guardian ‘For many library visitors, I’m the only person they’ve talked to all day’. It’s part of a series which aims to give a voice to the staff behind our public services and talk about the impact austerity is having on them. A great platform for those… Read more

Cherish or perish – the seven steps to survival

At the end of my last blog post, I said that the key to surviving the impending changes across public services is to present your service in the best way, ensure everyone understands what you do, how much it costs and why they should ‘CHERISH’ your service. CHERISH is a seven-step programme that can be… 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