The Empty Chair

July 13, 2020By Rich ShorneyOpinion No Comments

As the lockdown slowly eases, and more and more people return to work, we are beginning to get some insight into the challenges people will now be facing. More obvious are the physical changes required by social distancing and reconfigured team dynamics driven by increased remote working. If you were to scratch the surface though, … Read More

Hindsight is a great teacher

June 4, 2020By Rich ShorneyOpinion No Comments

Hindsight is a wonderful thing for telling us what we COULD have done when we were in the middle of a crisis.  But what do we, in the healthcare arena, do right NOW to ensure that we have the right mix of skills and capabilities to address all of the challenges that are going to … Read More

‘FLEXing’ for Effectiveness​

April 9, 2020By Rich ShorneyOpinion No Comments

We hope you found the framework and materials from our previous blog post helpful. Did using the framework spark any insights for you? We’d love to know about it, if so! The COPE framework is designed to allow you ‘walk around a situation’: To take a structured look at a difficult or complex decision or … Read More

‘COPE’ing with uncertainty

March 23, 2020By Rich ShorneyOpinion No Comments

With the world seemingly having tilted on its axis in recent times it would seem that our previous newsletter highlighting the importance of Adaptability was timely. How are you coping with the shifting landscape?  The pressure on leaders at times like these is often forgotten: Leaders are expected to know all of the answers – … Read More

Adaptability in Healthcare

March 9, 2020By Rich ShorneyOpinion No Comments

As we move forward in 2020 have you highlighted your Number One challenge for this year? Has that challenge changed from your thoughts back in January? If so why? Something new on the horizon perhaps or merely the changing landscape in which you work? Whether you work as a healthcare professional or in industry what … Read More

The importance of facilitation

February 18, 2020By Rich ShorneyOpinion No Comments

Although the activity known as “facilitation” has been around for as long as people have worked together in groups, it is only in more recent times that its value as a life and business skill in its own right has been acknowledged. Increasing recognition and understanding of the potential of people within organisations to contribute … Read More