6 Barriers To Effective Management

When you are just one of the team, managing others can seem like a stroll in the park. Yet in truth when people move into a management roles they often discover just how challenging it can be. So what are 6 key barriers to effective management? Barrier 1: Putting It At The Bottom of The […]

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8 Real Reasons Why Your Team Is Underperforming

One of the biggest factors in your success as a leader or manager is your ability to get results through teams. While many managers and leaders get this at a conceptual level, they still struggle to get the level of performance from their team. So what are 8 real reasons why your team is underperforming? […]

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10 Things All Leaders Should Aspire To Do

If you are in a leadership role or have been identified as having the potential to be in a senior management or leadership role you are clearly good at what you do right now. Being a leader in many ways like an athlete continually striving to improve on a personal best. Rest on your laurels […]

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1 Building Trust In NHS Organisations

The NHS collectively is a huge organisation.  Even more locally they are major employers, with significant income and expenditure.  If teams of people are to perform to their potential, there is a need for high levels of trust.   We are all probably familiar with stories of clinical staff not trusting those in management or […]

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Leading In The NHS Expert Interview

In this series, I have been interviewing people who have first hand experience of leadership in the NHS. This interview is with former Director of Finance, Barry Elliott.  Barry worked at FD level in large acute hospitals, in regional health and strategic health authority organisations.  He is also a past president of the Healthcare Financial […]

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What To Do When You Are Encountering Resistance To Change

The demands on the NHS and on healthcare as a whole are increasing all of the time.  Longer life expectancy and advances in medicine mean that the need for services are going to add to that demand.   Faced with this challenge change and the need to make continuous change and improvement is just part […]

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What Advice Would You Give If You Were On The Outside Looking In

One of the great strengths of people working in the healthcare sector is that they really know their sector.  They are also highly skilled and talented, often highly qualified and extremely knowledgeable.   Given these great foundations one might wonder why making change, service improvement and innovation is such a struggle.   One of the […]

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Leading In The NHS: Interview With Matthew Kershaw

I had the opportunity to interview Matthew Kershaw who recently became CEO of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.  Matthew and I worked together in the NHS in the past.     I personally found him to be one of the most inspiring individuals that I have ever worked with.   In the interview I […]

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How To Handle Problems In Teams

Even the best NHS teams will encounter problems from time to time. It might be, for example: A lack of enthusiasm The feeling that there is nothing that can be done and it is all hopeless People not understanding what is trying to be achieved People sweeping difficult stuff under the table in the hope […]

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