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1 Leadership Insights from Leading by Sir Alex Ferguson

I don’t read that many books from those in sport. At the same time I was looking forward to reading Leading by Sir Alex Ferguson. Ferguson has a reputation for being someone who demands hard work and for having quite a temper. When you get into the book you start to see the differences between […]

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2 How To Get The Best From Your Team

Smart managers and leaders know that if they are going to achieve results, they have to get the best from teams. In theory this all makes sense.  In practice it can be whole lot more challenging than it might first appear. So what would I suggest to get the best from a team? Be clear […]

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1 Delivering In Challenging Times

There is no doubt that the NHS and indeed all of the public sector is going through a very demanding period.  Some suggest that it never has been so difficult. In the audio blog I share some thoughts on what leaders, managers and staff can do to continue to deliver in challenging times. Duncan Brodie […]

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1 How To Improve Team Working In The NHS

Many organisations including the NHS understand the importance of good team working to deliver great performance.  At the same time there is often a huge gap between what people understand and what they do.   Every patient intervention requires contributions from many different groups of staff.  Given this reality one would have thought people would […]

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Adopt The Right Behaviours If You Want To Make Change

Leading change in any organisation presents challenges.  In large and often complex public sector organisations this challenge is often even greater. Making one change, even what some might regard as fairly small scale or routine can often be a massive struggle. In big organisations generally making change and realising the anticipated benefits of the change […]

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Are You Making This Mistake?

We all know that frontline clinical staff in the NHS have a tough job.  No one doubts their commitment and dedication. A recent update on Facebook provided the inspiration for this article.  The person in my network is based in Australia rather than the UK. Yet it highlighted a common issue across the globe. In […]

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The Empowerment Style Of Leadership

Many leaders talk about empowering others to deliver.  Yet this is a style of leadership that can only really be used in certain sitiuations.  What are those circumstances and situations where an empowering style of leadership is likely to work best?   Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps health professionals to become highly effective […]

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What’s Going To Give In Balancing The Books In The NHS?

Election time brings the usual pledges and promises.  All parties now seem to be saying that they will provide the £8bn funding gap identified by NHS England. All good you might think.  Well maybe.  Of course any funding coming into the NHS is welcome. Yet in a recent article on NHS Managers from Roy Lilley, […]

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Why Is Change Such A Challenge In The NHS?

We need to change, transform the way we work and make service improvement.  Familiar words to anyone who works in the NHS and to the public generally. From the outside looking in you might be thinking what’s taking so long.  In many ways it’s a fair challenge.  Yet the reality is that making change in […]

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What’s It Like Being A Leader In The NHS?

Many people start out on their career, seeking to go as far as they can.  Ultimately this usually means moving from just working in your area of professional or technical expertise to a much broader leadership role. I made this transition myself starting out at the very bottom in Finance in the NHS to a […]

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