Action Learning Set

Basic management processes with big leadership impact

Posted on and updated on by Mike Chitty

Mike Chitty looks at how basic processes typically described as ‘management’ can have a big leadership impact.

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Empowering leaders for the future of commissioning

Posted on by Caroline Chipperfield

Caroline Chipperfield explores the conditions, culture and climate leaders will need to be able to flourish in the commissioning climate.

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Visibility Generates Trust: Walking the talk as an inclusive leader

Posted on by Bobbie Petford

Bobbie Petford is an organisational development practitioner at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and a graduate of The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme. In her first blog for the NHS Leadership Academy, Bobbie discusses the importance of inclusive leadership in organisations, and how her participation on the two-year MSc leadership programme helped her put her own values on inclusion into action.

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Absorbing the shock

Posted on by John Deffenbaugh

The NHS Leadership Academy works with a world-class expert faculty of global business leaders, educators and practitioners. Our programme participants are offered unique opportunities to learn from and talk with each of them. Here, John Deffenbaugh, faculty member, discusses disability, innovation and access to NHS services.

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‘Thanks to The Edward Jenner programme I’ve now got the confidence and foundations to develop as a leader’

Posted on and updated on by Nicholas Robinson

Nicholas Robinson is a Scanning and Informatics Clerk at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.  Nicholas has Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In his first blog on World Autism Awareness Week (27 March – 1 April), he talks about his positive experiences of the NHS Leadership Academy’s Edward Jenner programme and how the programme has helped build a positive framework for him to develop as a future leader in the NHS.


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