In his poem ‘Leisure’ (1911) the Welsh poet William Henry Davies, beautifully describes how the pace of modern life leaves little time for...
Patrick Lencioni’s ‘The Five Dysfunctions of a Team’ is a useful guide to helping teams to function effectively.
The fear of missing out – FOMO – can lead to professional exhaustion and absent presenteeism. It’s a NO NO says OEC Director Maire Brankin, who encourages senior managers to focus on self-care and regular breaks.
There won’t be many people who, at some stage of their working life, haven’t come across a colleague with whom they just can’ see eye to...
Training doctors in leadership and management is crucial to the future development of the NHS. Paul Brankin, co-founder and Director of Oxford Executive, talks about how his passion for empowering NHS healthcare professionals to become brilliant leaders led to a new initiative that has just received accreditation by the University of Oxford.
The current pandemic has led to separation from friends, family, work colleagues and clients. Pre-pandemic, our ‘normal’ working week was...
Organisational mergers are driven by business opportunities, but their success often depends on the people in the new organisation coming together as one. This is a case study of how we worked with a group of NHS organisations that were merging to create a platform for growth into new areas of activity.
In November last year, a creative collaboration between Arts at the Old Fire Station (AOFS) and Crisis Skylight led to an exhibition that...
As we move through the phases of the COVID-19 pandemic and into a new state of normal, we will need to support key talent through constant...
I had pegged out the third load of washing of the day and as I watched it blow in the warm breeze that arrived with all that glorious...
Supporting our NHS clients through the pandemic
Over the thirty-odd years since we founded Oxford Executive, we have coached many senior NHS leaders, their Boards and management teams. We’ve heard first-hand the challenges that they face in our modern health service and they ask us questions like how can they motivate their teams when often things look so bleak; how do they manage strategic change with increasingly limited time and resources; how can they turn things around?
We were delighted to be invited to participate in the development and delivery of a new Innovation Strategy for Life Sciences and Healthcare course that is being run by the University of Oxford’s Medical Science Division (MSD), MRC DTP and the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre.
The was hardly room to breathe as art fans, photographers, models, press and supporters packed the gallery space at Arts at the Old Fire...
While the focus of many coaching businesses is to work with people and organisations to improve their performance and manage change, the...
Some people you meet early on in a career can have a huge impact on you, and can end up shaping the career you pursue. Nowhere is that...
Paul and Maire will be travel to Kenya at the end of October to share their beBrilliant ethos with young medics.
They’ll be in Nairobi helping fifty early-career paediatricians and researchers to develop their leadership and team working skills, so they can help to improve the management of the care of newborn babies in Kenya.
Here at Oxford Executive we believe in opportunity for all, which is why we’re is delighted to be supporting an art project being run by the homeless charity Crisis. The ICON project brings together Crisis artists with celebrated Oxford-based photographer Rory Carnegie. Together they have been recreating a series of iconic British photographs that represent what it means to be British.
"On a personal level, a life-saving experience for me"
Chief Executive, NHS Trust
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