It is more a chaotic butterfly of cause an effect, a stochastic randomness that nudges the world in a certain direction.
What struck me was the similarity between bad leadership as described in the 256th US Army Air Squadron and… you guessed it, the NHS.
(Admittedly there are no bombing runs in most UK hospitals)
You didn’t mess with these guys or their followers, and, consequently they ruled the world, or what was known of it at the time.
I am not a military guy. Anyone who knows me likely would agree with this statement – in fact, if you have met me, you would almost certainly wonder why a) I have even said it and b) Why ‘Commanders’ is in my title. Well, I’ll try to explain. It was an unusual Bank HolidayContinue reading “Leaders and Commanders”
What do you do? Here is the scenario. Nasty takes someone who is struggling and kicks them out. Vamos. Nice takes the same individual and tries to find a workaround, a person-centre solution. Time passes. Nasty has acquired another protégé, Nice is stuck with the same guy. You can multiply this by two, five orContinue reading “Nasty v Nice”
Inspection does not engender a feeling of trust; even when you have little trust in the people in your organisation responsible for your welfare, better usually, the devil you know.
I thought it an odd way for someone to explain, ‘This is how we do it,’ but, there you go – within a short few years that person had become a victim of the system themselves.
Born down in a dead man’s town The first kick I took was when I hit the ground End up like a dog that’s been beat too much Till you spend half your life just covering up I am not sure why the opening lyrics to Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’ are whistling inContinue reading “Phallic symbols and America”
Every system is perfectly designed to achieve the results it gets/ So, said Deming. Or, it might not have been him, but some other American. The recipe: Take a group of likeminded people, same visions values personalities & likes & avoid – diversity at all cost; those who disagree are not likemindedContinue reading “System”
Thank you, Wendy for the comment to yesterday’s blog. You mentioned the close-shave in my awakening to the values. And, you are one hundred per cent correct. If the values are at odds, you can’t go anywhere. It is ironic, for within the NHS, values are so pivotal to everything that happens – the goodContinue reading “Values”
Why should you follow them?