Over the next few weeks we will post a series of five blogs is based on Yvonne’s work with the Tutu foundation and her experiences on a recent trip to South Africa, to the International association of conflict management conference (IACM).
Everyone out there working on a ward, in a clinic, in an office, in a surgery, or in the community will know what good leadership in the NHS looks like.
People sometimes think of a good leader as one you’d follow in to battle – the first one ‘over the hill’.
Many often ask what I mean when I say that the NHS needs to face up to the ‘leadership challenge’. It’s a question that I try to answer by referring to the wider context by painting a picture of the current situation the NHS finds itself, how leadership is key to delivering the change we need, and what I think good leadership looks like.
Last year when I commissioned the Tutu Foundation to do some work for Leadership for Equality, I have to admit that it was the Archbishop’s good name and work internationally that attracted me to the project.