How to stand out from the crowd

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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

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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

The challenge of doing ‘more for less’ in the new public sector

more for less

This is my first blog post since all of that ‘Brexit-shocker’ stuff and it would be fair to say its been quite an interesting few weeks. And frankly it doesn’t look like the excitement is slowing down. It’ll be interesting to see how it all shapes up (ask me in ten years time) but as… Read more

How much? Why you need to know the cost of austerity

‘How much does it cost’ must be one of the most used phrases in business, spanning both the public and private sectors. In fact, it’s a standard question we seem to constantly face in all walks of life. And for very good reason. With all the current austerity measures going on at the moment, and… Read more

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

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