Rejoicing in our history

Rejoicing in our history

My little girl was leaving her school that day to start at a new one after the half term break, so when a stranger appeared with her when she came out at the end of the day, I was a little surprised. Who was this woman and why was she accompanying my daughter off the...
Reflexivity and Emotional Intelligence

Reflexivity and Emotional Intelligence

I should like to introduce you to two people. Both work with the public in healthcare, social work or the police. Both are people facing, hands on professionals and both see some difficult things in the course of their work – sadness, suffering and despair which lead...
Respecting the team

Respecting the team

“We had this great registrar once,” two consultants told me. “She was amazing. We would get in at 7.30 in the morning and all the patients were prepped for theatre and ready. We could leave each night at a reasonable time, knowing she would sort out the team – for six...
Re-building our view of team work

Re-building our view of team work

A friend sent me this story the other day, from her Facebook feed.  There was once a farmer who grew excellent quality corn. Every year he won the award for the best grown corn. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about...