Why do you need Ready Now?

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I think I know what you may be thinking….when I saw the advertisement for the Ready Now programme last year, I did not think of applying for it initially.  Excuses that came in my head were: ‘I am too busy to make the application’; ‘I do not want to be doing a leadership course just for BME people’, ‘I have done previous courses, I know a lot about leadership.’

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Ready Now: A Personal Journey Leading to Discovery

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I am a black woman in a leadership role and those characteristics itself put me in an underrepresented category of senior staff within the NHS (Klein 2014; The Snowy White Peaks of The NHS).  I could embrace this and seize the opportunity to be part of this exciting program or I could bemoan the fact that I and others like me were being specially targeted. Continue reading “Ready Now: A Personal Journey Leading to Discovery”