Civil Service Live 2016

view from the window at Civil Service Live 2016

Yesterday I attended some sessions at Civil Service Live 2016 in the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in central London. The QEIICC is next door to my office, so I didn’t spend the whole day there. Some meetings were arranged Continue reading Civil Service Live 2016

Performance Objectives – Public Sector

Performance Objectives – Public Sector Slack et al. identify five generic performance objectives: quality speed dependability flexibility cost These generic performance objectives are explained below. There are public sector examples to help illustrate them. Quality Quality is about consistent performance. Continue reading Performance Objectives – Public Sector

Influential Books – Ten Books You Should Read

Some of my most influential books

A friend recently did a facebook list of the ten most influential books that had the most impact on his life, and he tagged me in it. This got me thinking.  I found it hard to identify ten influential books.  I Continue reading Influential Books – Ten Books You Should Read

Mintzberg’s 5Ps & Whittington’s 3Ps

I noticed that a number of the people visiting my blog are looking for strategy material. So I’ve trawled my unpublished archives and have put together some short posts on strategy topics. Here’s one on looking to explain two ways of defining strategy. Mintzberg’s Continue reading Mintzberg’s 5Ps & Whittington’s 3Ps

Book review – Strategy Bites Back by Henry Mintzberg

Cover of Strategy Bites Back by Henry Mintzberg Mintzberg's 5Ps

Strategy Bites Back: It Is A Lot More, And Less, Than You Ever Imagined by Henry Mintzberg My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read this as pre-reading before studying Strategy with the Open University. It was very clear and Continue reading Book review – Strategy Bites Back by Henry Mintzberg