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...
Recognising leaders

Recognising leaders

There’s only room for one sun in the room, I thought, watching as my colleague held forth yet again. Only happy when at the centre of a group, talking, less good at listening and desperate to do anything to avoid being alone.  You would think that the sun, as the...
Reconfiguration: The Village

Reconfiguration: The Village

The village was facing unprecedented changes. An edict from the mayor demanded that people moved jobs. The baker had to stop making bread and start running the nursery school. The nursery teachers were asked to leave the small charges they had grown close to and take...
Recognising the Power Within

Recognising the Power Within

How would we cope if we were left to our own devices? No bosses, no managers, no underlings? Would there be a difference to the way we worked together depending on our educational level? Can team work be developed? These three questions have been swimming around in my...
Re-defining: culture and purpose

Re-defining: culture and purpose

It was my first ward sisters post. It was on ‘that ward’. You know, the one that everyone talks about? The staff are always rude, (apparently) the patients have a terrible experience and it always has well, an ‘aroma’ about it. Colleagues looked at me with total...