Appreciative Inquiry – A Focus on Harnessing Organisational Strengths
In working with a couple of my sets over the past twelve months, where people have brought to the table issues associated with organisational change, I have found that there is an interest in the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) approach.
Ken Whelan on joining HardyGroup as a Set Facilitator
As a Registered Nurse originally then a Senior Manager in Health for 8 years then CEO roles for 20 years I look back on my career pre and post CEO and reflect on some of the things that made a difference for me. The one…
Lessons learnt: healthcare leadership from many cultural backgrounds
I have been very fortunate to have worked in the international environment for the last 10 years. This has given me practical experience of different leadership practices around the world. I am often asked how are we in Australasia different in our leadership experience?
How do we measure ROI on executive learning sets?
Historically, any formula on a Return on Investment (ROI) is defined in monetary terms. How do we measure or evaluate the efficiency of an executive learning set?
22 Great Interview Questions for Health Executives
Interviewing health executives and senior managers is never about assessing competencies or evaluating skills. That’s done earlier in the recruiting process, particularly if you’ve engaged a capable executive search firm.
The Stark Choices for Health
Returning to Australia from the IHI Forum in London this month, and struggling with jetlag in the process, I have been reflecting on so many themes, playing back in my head conversations with impressive leaders who energised and invigorated thinking and in some instances, conversations…
Book Review: Being Mortal – Medicine and What Matters in the End
Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End is not exactly holiday reading. With the surgical precision befitting a man of his trade, Dr. Gawande regales his readers with the process of human bodily decay – a calm descent from the greying…
Kevin Hardy: My Mentors
In our office we give a name to every Learning Set, this is my personal Set, it’s conveniently called the Original Set and I have been in the Set for 25 years. We last met a week ago. It is my ‘go to’ group. These…
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