5 Reasons Why Leadership Walk Rounds in Hospitals Should be Banned

5 Reasons Why Leadership Walk Rounds in Hospitals Should be Banned

Leadership Walk Rounds are just one of the leadership and management fads I’ve seen in my medical career so far. Having been on several wards in several hospitals when these have occurred I have noticed a number of problems which lead me to believe these should be banned and replaced with some real, difficult, down and dirty, hard to measure – but easy to see, nitty gritty LEADERSHIP. 1. The fact that Leadership Walk Rounds …

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The NHS Leadership Conundrum

The NHS Leadership Conundrum

Once upon a time in a Trust far, far away I met an aspiring leader called Sue.  Sue was trying very hard to affect change and do something good.  She was very focused on improving the quality of the service, making it safer, more efficient and improving the patient experience.  But Sue was facing a lot of obstacles and was being frustrated by the leaders and management in the hierarchy above.  She eventually started to doubt …

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Top Tweets from MLS2013

Top Tweets from MLS2013

A selection of tweets from the Northern Ireland Medical Leadership Symposium (www.medleadsymposium.co.uk) on Friday 21 June 2013 at Titanic Belfast. View the story “Top Tweets From MLS2013″ on Storify

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Key Messages from NICON Briefing with Robert Francis QC

Key Messages from NICON Briefing with Robert Francis QC

A collection of tweets with key messages from the briefing with Robert Francis QC at Templeton Hotel, Templepatrick on Wednesday 24 April.

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Leaders don’t have to have all the good ideas

Leaders don’t have to have all the good ideas

I have had the opportunity to work with and observe many different leaders in a variety of different organisations, and one characteristic I have noticed in effective leaders is that they don’t feel the need to have all the good ideas themselves.  Instead, they identify problems that need to be solved or objectives that need to be met and draw upon the creativity and experience of their team and others around them.  They encourage everyone …

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