Big bang ideas or back to basics?

Big bang ideas

You know the drill: new big bang ideas, techniques and processes are brought in with a big fanfare. Everyone rushes around doing loads of ‘stuff ’. The super-keen one amongst you all brush up the new jargon and new ways of behaving. And you start thinking about the best way to annoy those of your colleagues… Read more

Watch Mike Gill’s interview with Clarity TV

Mike Gill was recently interviewed by Clarity TV, part of the channel’s Interviews of Distinction series, about his book How to Survive Austerity. Find out more about Mike’s experience in the public sector, why he wrote the book and which four people from history he’d invite to a dinner party. How to Survive Austerity: A… Read more

Guest blog by Jim Brooks

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

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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

Delivering the perfect pitch for survival

Delivering the perfect pitch for survival

Imagine the Coliseum in Ancient Rome, filled with a frenzied crowd. And imagine the Emperor seeking some direction from the spectators before he gives a ‘thumbs up/thumbs down’ to the gladiator before him. The common assumption is that ‘thumbs down’ means the gladiator must perish. Leaving aside the historical accuracy of that assumption, you want… Read more

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