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The People Manager

Blair McPherson is a former local authority director and author of a number of management books, including Equipping Managers for an Uncertain Future and An Elephant in the Room. Follow him on Twitter: @blairmcpherson1

All posts from: January 2012

Are leaders a product of their environment, or is it the other way round?

Posted by Blair McPhersonWed, 25 Jan 2012

The People Manager compares a recent report on NHS Top Leaders being “over confident” with an interview given by a chief executive this week.

The issue of heterosexual discrimination

Posted by Blair McPhersonTue, 17 Jan 2012

Issues of discrimination around employees’ sexuality can be common - but can organisation leaders make heterosexual employees feel uncomfortable?

Profit and loss in the 'new' public sector

Posted by Blair McPhersonTue, 17 Jan 2012

It is very clear now that the new public sector is going to look very different to the old public sector.

Don't presume that racism is no longer a problem

Posted by Blair McPhersonTue, 10 Jan 2012

Racism has been top of the news agenda again in recent days thanks to the conviction of Stephen Lawrence’s murderers, but how far have things really moved on?

Abuse and negelect: what 2011 will be remembered for

Posted by Blair McPhersonMon, 9 Jan 2012

The year started badly with ombudsman Ann Abraham’s damning report into elderly person’s care; then the Winterbourne View abuse case made things a lot worse. 2011 never really recovered as the image of neglect in the NHS sharpened. Will 2012 be any better?