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Five tips for successfully leading a primary care network: "We brought together our policy, research, leadership and organisational development expertise to work with PCNs across England and here share our reflections on what seems to help PCNs most..."

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System Leadership: where can our leaders practise without breaking things?


The King's Fund: Leading with compassion: supporting the health and wellbeing of NHS staff.

In this new podcast episode our Director of Policy, Sally Warren, sits down with Annie Laverty, Chief Experience Officer at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and Steve Ned, Director of Workforce at Barnsley and Rotherham NHS Foundation Trusts, to explore the role of compassionate leadership in supporting the health and wellbeing of staff.

NHS Leadership Academy

Leadership Listens: inspirational podcasts: Leadership Listens’ is a series of curated podcasts for leaders in health and care. This mini-series of podcasts, as part of the ‘Leadership Listens’ series, is all about compassionate leadership and is a collection of conversations between Professor Michael West and leaders from across the health and care sector.

It’s based around Michael’s latest book – Compassionate Leadership: Sustaining Wisdom, Humanity and Presence in Health and Social Care published in 2021 by Swirling Leaf Press.

Digital Health Unplugged: Diversity in Digital Leadership

In this episode we take a look at diversity in digital leadership with the Shuri Network.

CEO Series: Ursula Burns on Leading with Authenticity at Xerox 

"Ursulat Burns, CEO of Xerox from 2009 to 2916, rose from humble beginnings to become the first Black woman to lead a Fortune 500 company. In this interview with HBR editor-in-chief Adi Ignatius, she talks candidly about the frequent challenges and occasional advantages of bein "the only" and explains why organizations needs to do a better job or promoting both economic and racial equality..."


Watch talks from the Digital Leaders Sessions On-Demand

NHS SCW Support

Why Fika? Thought-provoking conversations with game-changing leaders.

What Makes a Leader? GP trainee, Dr Nish Manek, on getting people behind a purpose.

Coaching Real Leader

Real-life coaching sessions with leaders working to overcome professional challenges.

Women at Work: Too Shy to Be a Leader

A conversation with psychologist Alice Boyes and the hosts of Women at Work about shyness and leadership

WeWork Cofounder Miguel McKelvey: Blind Spots in Leadership

What we can learn from WeWork about building diverse, equitable, and inclusive company cultures.

Why Learning to Label your Feelings Makes You a Better Leader

Yale psychologist Marc Brackett explains the importance of understanding your emotions at work.

HSJ Health Check podcast

A weekly podcast featuring in depth analysis of UK health policy and leadership brought to you from the HSJ.

Seeing Ourselves as Leaders

We discuss the process of becoming a leader, from convincing ourselves to convincing our colleagues.


The King's Fund: What Can Health and Care Leaders In England Learn From Examples Around The World:

"As part of our work with integrated care systems, supported by NHS England and NHS Improvement, we spoke with Göran Henriks, Chief Executive of Learning and Innovation, Qulturum, Jönköping County, Sweden, about becoming a learning organisation that partners with its patients."

TEDx Talk: Bridging the Leadership Divide by Zahra Abdul Gaffar

"Years of research suggest that women’s leadership styles might be different and beneficial. Zahra’s talk considers how countries with female heads of state such as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, New Zealand, and Slovakia have been internationally recognised for the effectiveness of their response to the pandemic and how women are showing the world how to navigate global challenges with compassion and decisiveness."

TEDx Talk: The Invisible Leader by Vitale Lafaele

"When Vitale found himself in charge of a hostage situation in Auckland, he had two choices - follow orders which he believed would endanger the lives of the hostages or go against protocol and authorize his team to use explosives to save everyone. In the aftermath, his examination of why his team stuck with him when it mattered most, led him to unpack the meaning of true leadership."

TEDx TALK: Rethinking Leadership by Sean Constable

"What would leadership look like if we started talking about it in a different way? What if leadership wasn't about "success" but about something simpler, and more profound? Sean explores the question "How do we talk about leadership differently?" and how asking this simple question may change everything we think we know about leading others..."

Harvard Business Review: A New Leadership Model for the Future of Business and Work:

"Introduces a new leadership playbook for the future of work and business - one that contributes to the common good, and one that serves the needs of all stakeholders. The key.. is for leaders to pursue a noble pupose, put people at the centre of the business, create an environment where every employee can blossom, and treat profit as an outcome, not the goal..."

TEDx Talk: The Rigged Test of Leadership

The glass cliff: an experience of taking on a leadership role only to find that your chances of success have been limited before you've even begun. Equality activist Sophie Williams explores the research-backed reasons behind this workplace phenomenon and how it overwhelmingly affects underrepresented groups, despite a facade of progress and inclusion. Learn more about the biases and behaviors that set people up for failure -- and what can be done to make the path to success in leadership better for everyone.

4 Lessons the Pandemic Taught Us About Work, Life And Balance:

"The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we work for good. Can it also change it for the better? Consultant Patty McCord reviews four key insights employers and employees alike gleaned from their shift to working from home -- and shares how companies can use what they learned in lockdown to creatively and innovatively rethink how we do business."

Jane Goodall on Leadership Lessons from Primates:

"Have you ever felt your work colleagues sometimes act like animals? In this conversation, Jane and Adam take that idea literally, exploring what Jane's expertise on chimp behavior can teach us about how humans relate and organize. With grace and wisdom, Jane shares primal insights on how we acquire and keep power, the difference between being a leader and being a boss, and the role of patience in making discoveries and making a career. (Audio Only) "

How your Brain Responds to Stories - and Why They're Crucial for Leaders

In this Ted Talk, leadership consultant Karen Eber demystifies what makes for effective storytelling and explains how anyone can harness it to create empathy and inspire action.

How Vulnerability Makes you a Better Leader

In this brave, personal talk, she gives an honest look at the constraints women face when trying to adapt to a male-dominated business culture -- and shares how she developed the courage and vulnerability to lead as her complete, raw self.

6 Essential Lessons for Women Leaders

In a rich conversation full of practical insights, former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard and former Finance Minister of Nigeria Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala reflect on their experiences as women leaders in positions of global power -- and share six standout lessons on what it takes to lead and build solidarity in the face of gender bias and stereotypes.