Sample engagements

NHS Healthcare Provider, Midlands, UK.  Designed and delivered a service improvement and leadership development programme.  The programme had a ‘field and forum’ design and ran over six weeks.  Participants spend one day each week learning together (‘forum’), then two days doing project work applying what they learned (‘field’).  Graduates are able to go on to lead further improvement projects independently.  After being set up with our support, a train-the-trainer component means the programme is now run entirely in-house by former participants, and is approaching its ten year anniversary.  Winner of a national award, the approach is now being adopted by a major European healthcare system.

Network of 12 NHS hospitals, UK.  Designed and delivered an innovative one year leadership development programme for hospital chief executives and senior clinical leaders.  Uniquely, to our knowledge, the programme supported leaders at 3 levels in the organisation simultaneously – chief executive, clinical director, service manager.  Focusing on leadership of change in complex systems, participants made substantial, sustained productivity and quality gains verified by an independent King’s College London audit.  The approach is cited on the National Institute for Clinical Excellence website as a ‘high impact change initiative’, and graduates went on to national and international leadership positions.

NHS Improvement.  Designed, tested and developed training support for the award-winning and internationally exported “Productive” series, e.g. Productive Ward, Productive Community Services.

NHS Community Services Provider, London.  Designed and ran training series for nursing team leaders and general managers to strengthen communication and relationship-building skills.

Upgrading performance management in a teaching hospital.  Designing & implementing a new ward-to-board performance reporting and performance management system based on high quality information, devolved accountability and effective performance conversations.

Lean transformation in a hospital group.  Advising a Dutch hospital group on design of a multi-year lean transformation journey.

National School Leadership Development organisation, Europe. Reviewing and refreshing the leadership development curriculum and delivery model for a national institution providing training for school principals.

Educational charity, UK.  Strategic and analytical support to an educational charity establishing a network of new technical schools.

McKinsey & Company.  Redesigned leadership development and skills training for new Partners, incorporating findings from a two year research effort into the psychology of effecting lasting personal change.

Executive Coaching.  Support over a six month period to a chief executive leading a turnaround at a high profile organisation.  Support included 1-1 coaching, 360 degree feedback and facilitation of top team away days.