‘Magical Meander’: What made me a medical manager?

The pressures and demands that the COVID pandemic has placed on health and care are unprecedented. Amid the suffering and loss, health and care professionals’ responses to the demands are heart-warming. Clinicians, managers, academics and policy makers joined up with thousands of volunteers to provide timely, compassionate care as a priority above all else. Team […]

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Leading Healthcare Innovation: examples from the UK and Netherlands by Rob Sheffield and Geert Schols

The Covid-19 pandemic has put healthcare practices in the global spotlight. And we’ve seen extraordinary innovations take place, within and across organisations and countries, and in streets and communities. But the innovation market has been rising for years, in healthcare and beyond. Organisations want people who can turn ideas into value. Employees want these skills […]

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Can you recognise the “IN” and “OUT” leaders? by Kamal R. Mahtani and Sean Heneghan

The COVID-19 pandemic has created opportunities for people to lead in different ways. In this piece, we highlight the concept of “IN” and “OUT” leadership. The idea was first brought to our attention in a Harvard Business Review article by Gill Korkindale. We summarise and extend the features of “IN” and “OUT” leadership and hypothesise that […]

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What Drives Doctors?: Reflections on Seeking Impact and Achieving Mastery over Challenge by James Stoller

I’m a big believer in coaching. Having coaches – both formal and informal – has been invaluable to me over years; at their best, coaches are thoughtful observers who can ask us the right questions to  elicit our coming up with our own right answers. I remember an “aha” moment with a talented executive coach […]

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Effective Followership – The Holy Grail of Improved Employee Engagement? by Keith Stanton

I have always enjoyed coming across philosophical statements that encapsulate life. One of my favorites has always been “that which I am aware of I can control, that which I am unaware of controls me”. The premise that by raising awareness you can achieve a greater degree of performance has manifested itself in numerous areas […]

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The heroic NHS immigrants: an idea that has run its course? by Saurabh Jain

In my view, Britain has always had a thorny relationship with race and immigration, and this is magnified in the NHS. The NHS has relied on migrant labour using colonial ties to fill its ranks such as nurses from the Windrush generation or doctors from the Indian subcontinent. 43% of senior NHS doctors and 47% of junior doctors are from Black, […]

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