Holding Up The Mirror. What does that even mean? How would you do it?

Here’s a thing. Have you ever had a conversation where someone says; “let’s hold the mirror up to that one”, you make agreeable noises and nod your head in a seriously earnest way? However, deep down you are wondering; “what on earth does that even mean?”, “how do we stick a project review action plan […]

Blowing Up Hospitals Deliberately – Change Doesn’t Get Much Bigger

How about this for an act of ‘transformation’. Publicly blow up (yes, with explosives) one of your cherished Civic Buildings. Not some ugly multi-storey concrete carpark. No, go for a Hospital; a large, relatively new one, in the middle of a City. Now that screams ‘TRANSFORMATION’…….things will never be the same again. I know that […]

Minimum Viable Transformation: Change should be Small and Imperfect

Speeches you never hear at a Corporate Conference: “….. Our Transformation Programme is going to be small and imperfect. We are going to do many small things that probably won’t work straight away.  However, we will learn lessons from these ‘experiments’ and apply the learning to a better next small thing, making sure we progressively move forward, […]