Creating tomorrow today: seven simple rules for leaders by Helen Bevan and Goran Henriks

This is the first of eight blogs that we will be posting on BMJ Leader over the coming weeks. We both lead change inside our respective health and care systems; Helen in the National Health Service in England and Goran in Region Jönköping County in Sweden. Together we have 70 years’ experience in leading change […]

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Coaching Through COVID – The how of leading a team to enable growth out of crisis by Lindsay Wittenberg & Rachel Ellison

What are the leadership lessons from the success of this pro-bono emergency response intervention? Coaching through COVID was an experiment. It went from concept to initial design to the first person being coached, within 10 days – three days after the start of the first UK lock-down in March 2020. The numbers so far 260 […]

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It helps to know “why” before you do “what” by Roger Kline

Following on from the powerful blog “After the speeches…” that outlined actions needed to reduce discrimination, we are delighted to publish part eight of a ten part blog series by Roger Kline with suggestions on how to tackle structural racism in the NHS. In the Second Wave of COVID-19 the NHS is committed to avoid […]

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Don’t call me a hero… by Kate Atkin

The accolade of being a “hero” has sat uncomfortably on some people’s shoulders within NHS staff and other key workers. High accolades such as “hero”, “amazing”, “awesome” etc while intended to show appreciation, acknowledgement and praise are not always received in that way, and there could be an underlying reason… Maybe ‘heroic’ accolades invoke feelings […]

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Real-time learning from the virtual world: international insights on online innovation learning by Rob Sheffield, Geert Schols & Florian Hameister

In this blog, three authors from Germany, Netherlands and the UK, share their first-hand experiences of helping their clients build innovation and leadership capabilities in the context of a COVID-19 global pandemic. As we write, our current conversations with clients reflect two broad issues. First, how do we enable innovation, as well as deliver short […]

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Time to change the paradigm by Roger Kline

Following on from the powerful blog “After the speeches…” that outlined actions needed to reduce discrimination, we are delighted to publish part four of a ten part blog series by Roger Kline with suggestions on how to tackle structural racism in the NHS. For decades NHS employers have largely assumed that having policies, procedures and […]

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