How Is Your Organisation Tackling Leadership Development?

NHS organisations are large, complex, in the spotlight and operate around the clock every day.  Given the demands on people in management and leadership roles, one would assume that getting the very best from people would be important.   Of course when money is tight and there are a lot of demands on organisations, it […]

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Audio Blog Post On Leading In The NHS

For this blog post I wanted to do something a bit different. So I have created a very short audio where I share some personal thoughts on the challenges of leading in the NHS. Please leave a comment with your own experiences of leading in the NHS. Duncan Brodie is Managing Director of Goals and […]

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Getting Everyone Going In The Same Direction In The NHS

Leading in the NHS is extremely challenging and at the same time hugely rewarding.  Day after day you have the opportunity to make a real difference to thousands of people, no matter what role you have.   Given this potential one would have thought that everyone would be striving to do what’s best and head […]

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I’M Not Getting Engagement What Should I Do

Getting the engagement of team members is one of the biggest challenges facing leaders and managers. In this short audio, I share some insights into what you can do to get more engagement. To listen to this short audio just click on the player below I would also love to hear your strategies for getting […]

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How To Lead In Challenging Times

Being a leader in the NHS is never easy.  Just ask anyone who has ever done it.  At the same time it is important to recognise that challenging times raise the bar.  When faced with challenging times it is all too easy to lose sight of what is to be delivered.  The pressure to deliver […]

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Learning From Feedback

The NHS is a huge organisation.  Even at a local level, individual Trusts, Foundation Trusts and CCGs are extremely large.  Given the sheer number of interactions every month there are going to be things that go well and things that could be done better.   When we get feedback a number of things tend to […]

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Tackling Agency Staff Spend Why We Need Proactive HR Leaders

The Health Service Journal recently reported that the deficit at Medway Foundation Trust was expected to be almost £7million higher than expected.  The Trust had previously been placed in special measures.   Reading a bit further it became clear that one of the challenges the Trust was facing was a much higher level than expected […]

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Communicating Complex Issues With The Audience In Mind

Watching the TV while in the gym this morning a story came up revealing that Cumbria was identified as the area with most obesity in the UK at present.  The story in itself was of general interest, but what I was watching was how the experts being interviewed communicated.   One of the things that […]

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