Leadership Academy

Rome wasn’t built in a day – and neither is a good leader!

In his latest blog, Chris Lake, head of professional development at the NHS Leadership Academy, explores the different ways leaders […]

Compassion and rhino skin: could you be an NHS executive?

In his latest blog, Chris Lake, head of professional development at the NHS Leadership Academy, explores why the talent pipeline […]

Celebrating Nye Bevan’s legacy 119 years on

In his latest blog, Chris Lake, head of professional development at the NHS Leadership Academy, looks back at the legacy […]

Resilience – and why it should not be essential

In his latest blog, Chris Lake, head of professional development at the Academy, discusses how resilience has become a sought […]

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The six barriers to making leadership development in health a priority

It could be argued that when it comes to investing in leadership development, the health sector is the poor relation. […]

Head of Professional Development, Chris Lake

A good slug of leadership skill and an equal measure of management capability

Chris Lake explores why leadership and management are equally important – and why they can’t work in isolation

Head of Professional Development, Chris Lake

The childhood roots of leadership impact

When we step into a leadership role we’re asking others to accept our position in ways whose roots run very […]

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Good, or liked?

Is it better to be good at what you do?  Or better to be liked for who you are?  As […]

The glass ceiling is only cracked – let’s smash it!

Years ago I used to be somewhat gender-blind, holding a naïve belief that if I said often enough, ‘Gender is […]