Monthly Archives: January 2013

The NHS, leadership development and the public service orientation

Two recent articles in the Guardian’s Healthcare Professional Network have brought NHS leadership styles and leadership generally to the fore, specifically in relation to the Mid-Staffs Hospital Inquiry and more widely to the raft of process changes underway in the NHS. Part of the debate now involves the leadership style that seems to have been the predominant style desired in both recruits to a senior level in the NHS and, by inference, being turned out by the NHS Leadership Academy. Either way, the critique seems to be that the so-called ‘pace-setting’ style of leadership, whilst appropriate for a wide range… Read more
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Strengths work for students and graduates as well as senior leaders and managers

I’ve been working with Strengths profiles such as Strengthsfinderhttp://sf1.strengthsfinder.com/HomePage.aspx  and more recently Strengthscope http://www.strengthscope.com/  for over ten years. My assignments have involved working predominantly with leaders and senior managers of large public bodies, ‘though not exclusively, with my work taking me into the voluntary and community sector and commercial organisations as well. Most recently and very differently, I had the opportunity to provide Strengthsfinder and Strengthscope profile feedback sessions to several younger people; a current student and two recent graduates now looking to start their careers. One of the recent graduates had spent the better part of a year working… Read more
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