Thursday, 23 June 2016

What makes a good leader in today's NHS?

What makes a good leader in today's NHS? In a climate where many NHS staff are demoralised and the service is facing unprecedented demand, how do leaders meet challenges?

Good leadership is often credited with being able to save the NHS. For individuals willing to take on leadership roles, the rewards can be great. However, with a general feeling of demoralisation in the workforce and services facing unprecedented demand, the challenges are even greater.

Marcus Powell, director of leadership and organisational development at The King’s Fund, recognises that leaders get “buffeted in all sorts of situations” and that they must have the ability to absorb problems and make sure their team feels safe. Continue reading... The Guardian

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