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Sir David Nicholson – A Failure Of Leadership

Today’s admission by NHS Chief Executive Sir David Nicholson that there is a culture of denial in the NHS does not come as a surprise.  In my experience it has been this way since at least 1997.  Nicholson’s evidence to the Commons Public Administration Committee confirmed what I believed then, still believe now and also provided a withering condemnation of his own conduct and leadership.

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The Truth About Southeastern – A Franchise Consultation Response

Charles Horton, Managing Director of Southeastern, is no doubt patting himself on the back after winning awards.  Quite how their incompetence and unpleasantness elsewhere has gone unnoticed bemuses me, especially in light of the recent Department for Transport consultation about the SouthEastern Franchise.  No doubt Mr Horton and his PR drones are doing everything they can to try and spin their way to an utterly undeserved renewal of the franchise.

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Bad Managers “Single Biggest Cause Of Stress Problems”

Schemes are like codes of conduct – fine sounding words but meaningless unless actually signed up and adhered to. Too often when the brown stuff hits the air circulation device employers think not of how to support that employee and get them back contributing positively but of their own short termism; the scheme goes out of the window and the employee is almost driven to being signed off with stress and never returning.

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