January 2016 Blog Posts (4)

Taking the plunge

I think you have to be a certain type of person to sign up to the Challenger Week.  Do you need to be open minded?  Definitely.  Prepared to question?  Yes.  A little devil may care?  Perhaps, for some.   Brave?  It helps. 

Maybe you read this and recognise yourself.  'Yes, that's me', you say.  Or perhaps you read this and feel a little nervous.  'Could I be like that?  Could…


Added by Ann Paul on January 20, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

What I learnt from Challenger Week

I would struggle to overstate the impact of my week at the 'Challenger Retreat' with Claire, Khurshed, Rowan and ten other leaders from the corporate and social enterprise space in November 2015.

My experience has provided me with a totally new level of capability and personal capacity for my work. It has been the most profound shift in my effectiveness in the…


Added by Michael Woodbury on January 20, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

Shedding the corporate armour

My business faced a period of unprecedented change in 2015.  

It was a year of dramatic cost cutting, pricing pressure, significant redundancies and morale was at the lowest ebb I had witnessed over the past 24 years. 

Three weeks before the Christmas break, with multiple year end appraisals and personal objectives to complete, I decided to take a week out of…


Added by Jason Gubb on January 19, 2016 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

A new energy

I started my leadership journey many years ago, maybe as many as 20 (gulp), when I realised to make a difference within healthcare I had to enthuse others, influence beyond my own boundaries and start to really challenge myself, my colleagues and other departments to work together to deliver better, more joined up care.

I recall attending my first NHS leadership course at the time…


Added by janice preston on January 19, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

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