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Is police reform suffering from a lack of leadership and transparency?

Written by RSS Poster Performance and Strategy on the 24th May 2015 at 20:32 - Posted in Police Blogs

On 20th May Theresa May, the Home Secretary, told the Police Federation that they were ‘crying wolf’ over the impact of cuts to policing. Her argument is the fall in reported crime negates their claim that policing is being damaged. Perhaps she conveniently forgot to mention that Kent police’s detection of burglaries has halved. One of their Assistant Chief Constables, Rob Price said that the way in which the figures are recorded made them look worse. Perhaps Theresa May also conveniently...
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What you won’t be told about police reform….

Written by RSS Poster Performance and Strategy on the 21st January 2015 at 14:22 - Posted in Police Blogs

2015 has arrived – the year in which there will be a General Election. Police reform is still high on the agenda of this government – and yet there are millions of pounds being wasted, in policing, that David Cameron and Theresa May don’t want discussed and won’t deal with! We are all aware that the funding of the public sector is becoming an ever-increasing struggle and, for years, successive governments have made cuts to police budgets. At the end of last year the government announced...
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Why humans are not just resources and people cannot be processed – lessons for the UK public sector….

Written by RSS Poster Performance and Strategy on the 12th December 2014 at 16:02 - Posted in Police Blogs

In July Dr. Anthony Hesketh, Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University Management School produced the key findings of ‘Valuing Your Talent’. Valuing your Talent is a research and engagement programme that the three professional bodies representing the accounting, management and human resources professions – CIMA, the CMI, and the CIPD together with the RSA[i] – have collaborated on. The work, which is being supported and sponsored by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) and Investors...
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The mission of the NHS is….?

Written by RSS Poster Performance and Strategy on the 30th July 2014 at 15:22 - Posted in Police Blogs

Why the NHS cannot survive in it’s current form…. Over years the National Health Service in the UK has evolved into one of the best in the world – and employs some fantastic ‘front-line’ staff. However, it is in danger of losing that reputation. You only have to read the papers or listen to the news to be aware of the increasing criticism of hospitals and health authorities – from both staff and patients. In the majority of areas, the NHS overspends each year – or cuts various services...
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It’s not my fault I’m tall….

Written by RSS Poster Performance and Strategy on the 30th July 2014 at 12:19 - Posted in Police Blogs

Have you ever wondered whether your business is discriminatory? I don’t mean deliberately discriminatory; I mean whether you provide services or products that treat certain people differently – or exclude them altogether. Let me explain…. Being 6’ 7” tall is not something I can do anything about. I’m also overweight, which is something I can do something about – but my height? I’m afraid that’s a part of me. However, there are times, when shopping, I’m made to feel...
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8 Great Performance Tips from the Animals of the Serengeti

Written by RSS Poster Performance and Strategy on the 04th April 2014 at 10:44 - Posted in Police Blogs

8 Tips from the animals of the Serengeti on how to navigate the Performance Landscape Through their performance the animals of the Serengeti have survived their ever changing landscape for thousands of years, which is why we use the analogy of these animals to learn from in our Performance Landscape programme. The following are some tips from them as to how you can best navigate your organization’s landscape in these uncertain times. Be prepared to migrate to greener pastures and ensure that you...
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Is business working now?

Written by RSS Poster Performance and Strategy on the 04th March 2014 at 20:16 - Posted in Police Blogs

Why do current business models not work? How many management teams today still: “Believe that as their business model has worked for the past 20 years why should it be any different now?” “Live with the ‘hope factor’ when profits are down or even worse business levels are unsustainable and wonder what are they going to do?” “Think the customer needs them more than they need the customer?” “Scratch around for new business instead of seeking to create demand?” “Fail to motivate,...
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When what you’re doing isn’t working ….

Written by RSS Poster Performance and Strategy on the 23rd August 2012 at 18:32 - Posted in Police Blogs

According to Albert Einstein, ‘the first sign of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results’. So, would it not be a fair assumption that, as a number of bailouts in Greece have not worked, neither will a bailout in Spain, Italy, Portugal or France? Yet, Eurozone politicians and financiers remain focused on this as their favoured option, to ensure the future of the Euro. Over the last eighteen months, they have applied the same bail-out solution to various...
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Thomson’s customer loyalty has flown…

Written by RSS Poster Performance and Strategy on the 07th August 2012 at 15:55 - Posted in Police Blogs

In his excellent book, ‘management in 10 words’ Sir Terry Leahy talks a great deal about the importance of customer loyalty; how to get it and how to keep it. This is a book the senior management of Thomson would do well to read. Why? Because they have forgotten about Truth, Values and Trust. For the last four years we have used Thomson and been happy with their service. This is in spite of me having to pay extra for the ‘privilege’ of having a seat I can physically fit in to, due to my...
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Nick and Bob’s dream conversation

Written by RSS Poster Performance and Strategy on the 19th July 2012 at 20:54 - Posted in Police Blogs

            I cannot help but wonder whether Nick Buckles had a strange dream the night before he appeared at the Home Affairs select committee, on 17th July, which went something like this: Nick thinks: – I need to speak to someone who’s experienced this kind of mess before and I know just who to ring! “Hi Bob, it’s Nick. Based on your recent experience, at the Treasury select committee, what advice can you give me for tomorrow?” 

Bob: - “Nick...
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