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Leadership Insights – Angiolina Foster, Chief Executive, NHS 24


This week we are excited to bring you some Leadership Insights footage from one of our successful and inspiring senior leaders, Angiolina Foster.  The Chief Executive of NHS24 and recent winner of the Scottish Health Awards 2018 Leader of the Year recently spent some time sharing her leadership story and insights with a group at Scottish Government.

From the impact of coming across with a real sense of who you are as both a person and a leader through to how to work across boundaries, teams and sectors successfully and authentically, Angiolina shares some of her own leadership learning as well as offering us some sound insights.  These offer a leader’s view into key areas such as the importance of personal resilience, creating clarity for our people, managing beyond ‘today’s drama’ and how to create the conditions in which it is easy for our people to do the right thing.

The full interview is 21mins long and available here

If you would like to focus on some specific insights you can select from these by dragging the play marker to the time tag in brackets below:

  • Investing time and avoiding the trap of ‘today’s drama’ stealing time and focus 03:19
  • The important of developing and managing your own personal resilience to enable you to support the resilience of your people 05:37
  • Cross-boundary working in a way that is authentic, practical and successful 07:35
  • Role modelling ethical dialogue when working with a range of players in partnerships 12:08
  • Having personal confidence in making big decisions and pressing ‘go’ on significant delivery 13:41
  • Coming together as community to make a real difference in cross boundary, team and sector working 16:52
  • The single most important role as a leader being creating the conditions to make it easy for our people to do the right thing– a personal leadership lesson 18:48

Which of these resonate for you?  Join the conversation on twitter and share your story with us by tagging @projectliftscot and #plleadership

Scottish Health Awards 2018 at the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh.
Leader of the year award – Angiolina Foster with Caroline Lamb(Chief Executive NHS Education for Scotland)