Focus and communicate on the WHY.
Not the how or what.
5 practices of exemplary leadership:
– Challenge the process
– Inspire a shared vision
– Enable others to act
– Model the way
– Encourage the heart
From Kouzes and Posners leadership challenge
“Walk in the shoes of the people we serve. Think like a patient, act like a taxpayer.”
Simon Stevens’ (CEO NHS England) speech setting out vision for NHS in the Five Year Forward View.
J. Larsson et al (BJA, 2013) say he/she is:
- structured, responsible and has a focused way of approaching tasks
- clear and informative, briefing the team about the action plan before induction
- humble to the complexity of anaesthesia, admitting own fallibility
- patient centred, having personal contact with the patient before induction
- fluent in practical work without losing overview
- calm and clear in critical situation, being able to change to a strong leading style
A.F. Smith et al (BJA, 2011) found the most highly ranked attributes were:
- ‘strives for excellence’
- good communicator
- clinical skills
Sandhurst guide to developing leaders: