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Martin Cresswell

Martin Cresswell

Resilience is largely irrelevant. Local government needs to focus on productivity

The recent LGC article (‘Divisions over resilience index but officers open to new approach’) raises some interesting questions about how…

August 10, 2018

This time it’s personal – making personalised care real

My colleagues and I recently met Jackie Kennedy and her labrador, Kingston, at a King’s Fund conference about the increasing…

June 22, 2018

H.I. – the key to A.I.

I’m always fascinated to see how we humans like to embrace shiny new things.  Historically, the UK has always been…

June 12, 2018

How productive is local government?

It was going to happen sooner or later, and in reality, given the scale of the challenge that local government…

February 13, 2018

Great news: iMPOWER included in FT’s list of Leading Management Consultants

I am delighted that iMPOWER has been included in the Financial Times’s list of Leading Management Consultants, published today. The…

January 18, 2018

2018: Reframing the problem to deliver sustainable change

  There will undoubtedly be plenty of distractions during the coming year: local elections and Brexit; crunches in public services…

January 9, 2018

Recruiting the 21st Century Civil Servant

This article, by iMPOWER’s Chief Executive and Vice Chairman Martin Cresswell, appeared in The MJ on 31 August

September 7, 2017

Budget 2016 response: Devolution under threat

The Chancellor’s business rate reduction in today’s Budget is a bitter pill for local government to swallow. Just when it…

March 16, 2016

The fundamental efficacy of human interaction

Heading home last Tuesday on the train I read a fascinating article in the Evening Standard that I thought I…

February 1, 2016

The Spending Review: Tough choices to make

The social care council tax precept is good politics for George Osborne and bad politics for local government. He’s devolving…

November 25, 2015

A time to get back to basics

In the last few days we have seen this Government embark upon a renewed initiative to slash the cost of…

July 23, 2015

Modern Leadership In A Complex World

Sitting down to write this post made me sit back and reflect over my many years’ experience working in and…

March 25, 2015

The NHS has only one crisis

Is the NHS in crisis? I ask only because in this week’s Telegraph I was confronted by (at my count)…

September 11, 2014

Better Rewards

It’s really refreshing to see a recruitment consultancy come out and talk about the potential time bomb that the war…

September 5, 2014

Insight or Not? Why only collective analysis of data can produce game changing insight

When is a new insight not an insight? When it doesn’t change the way we think about a problem. Local…

March 30, 2014

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