Published: 22nd Dec 2011

How to Step Out By Craig Dearden-Phillips and Mark Griffiths Review by Boris Worrall Inspiring, engaging and informative. How To Step Out provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to those who want to join the small but steady stream of organisations leaving the public sector to forge a brave, new relationship with their customers, communities, staff and commissioners as social enterprises. The author brings the subject to life superbly by using real-life case studies and packing the book with personal insight and the views of those who have been there and bought the t-shirt. And it’s truly inspiring stuff. From the achievements of Ali Parsa in setting up a hospital using a blend of commercial and co-operative principles, to small community-based organisations with 25 staff, we see a common thread of innovation, excellence and improved services delivered by engaged staff. Dearden-Phillips gets the balance right between the practical details of … (To read the full article, subscribe below)