Creating tomorrow today: seven simple rules for leaders. Blog two: Define our shared purpose by Helen Bevan and Göran Henriks

We have created a set of “seven simple rules” for leaders who want to create tomorrow today, based on our collective learning over seven decades as leaders and internal change agents in the health and care systems in England and in Sweden and the work we have done with leaders in health and care in […]

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‘I haven’t a clue what you are talking about’ and other things we need to start saying in healthcare by David Haslam

It certainly made me chuckle. These days, my surgical colleague would have got into all sorts of trouble for writing it, but as a clinic letter from a consultant to a GP it could not have been more to the point. “Dear David”, he wrote, “Lump gone. Pain gone. Patient gone”. Correspondence like that has […]

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Embracing distributed leadership during a pandemic by Lauren Hookham, Agalya Ramanathan, Joel Schamroth, and Chantal Rees

As trainee doctors at a London hospital, we saw some of the earliest cases of COVID-19 in the UK. Within weeks, a new rota was created to face the pandemic and doctors from various departments were reassigned to help on the front lines. As the crisis unfolded, one key issue that emerged was the impact […]

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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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