Following International Women’s Day, Tracie Jolliff looks at how increased ownership of inclusive leadership behaviours will reduce discrimination, unfairness, bullying and harassment, and how it’s everyone’s responsibility.
An ambitious new programme of work is raising the bar for inclusion across NHS organisations. Tracie Jolliff, head of inclusion and systems leadership, explains how a new programme of work aims to raise the level of ambition on inclusion higher than ever before.
There’s a theory that innovation springs from embracing and valuing our differences, so why do we sometimes behave as though diversity of thought and experience is an unwelcome visitor? Tracie Jolliff explores the challenging equation between leadership and inclusion, and what we all need to do to get it to balance.
When I was about seven, I remember watching Dr Who with my sisters. In those days there was little by way of special effects or CGI. In fact, the Daleks looked more like an inverted dust bin with empty loo rolls stuck on for effect. Despite this jiggery-pokery, in the imagination of a seven year old, the Daleks did their work of terrifying the onlooker. So much so, that my sisters and I would huddle behind the settee with a cushion over our faces. We only dared to peep out occasionally, just to check that the dreaded aliens had departed the screen, before resuming our more comfortable seats.