About the authors
Alison Donaldson has worked for the past 25 years as an independent writing coach. After a first degree in economics, she took up research roles in London and Berlin, then worked on Which? magazine in the UK. This was followed by a spell in the 1980s as a communications specialist with McKinsey & Company in London. In 2003 she completed a doctorate in organisational change at the Business School, University of Hertfordshire. Today she continues to work as a writing coach and author.
She can be contacted at email@example.com
Elizabeth Lank is an independent expert in collaborative working practices. She believes that unconnected organisational silos and poor working relationships account for some of the greatest hidden costs in organisational life – whether in terms of unnecessary cost and duplication of effort or the wasteful inability to make full use of available human talent. She works with organisations as a facilitator, coach and advisor to address collaborative working issues and frequently contributes to leadership development programmes on the topic. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College in the U.S. and INSEAD business school, she has published two other books on collaboration and organisational learning. She is based in the UK and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Maher was a consultant oncologist in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) for nearly 25 years, after training at London and Harvard Universities. She is the Medical Director of an award-winning cancer support and information service (the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre in Hertfordshire, England), holds honorary academic appointments at University College London and the Business School, University of Hertfordshire, and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. For more than a decade, she has also worked as Chief Medical Officer with the UK charity Macmillan Cancer Support, and as a National Clinical Lead with NHS Improvement. She has a longstanding interest in exploring ways to harness the energy of both professionals and lay people to support the improvement of services for people with cancer. She can be contacted at Palkrook@aol.com