We were excited to be asked to join leaders at the Policy Hub Scotland’s recent Health and Social Care Role of Leadership Conference .
Together Dave Caesar and Phillip Gillespie led a session on Project Lift and Leadership Integration to a group of leaders from a range of roles in Health, Social Care and Local Authority. Building on the insights from the initial panel, the session explored what the balance between formal and social leadership, the important of relationships and how, even in a climate of prominent governance, process and budget focus, listening with fascination and leadership with empathy are key to helping those ‘stuck’ to become ‘unstuck. As Dave shared
‘You don’t hope something better, you do something differently’
We then held a facilitated session looking at key questions exploring the messages that had been heard, what it is like leading in the integrated space right now and what are we learning in this time.
There was a real buzz in the room as leaders asked some questions for the first time, listened and shared stories and explored potential opportunities.
When asked to share one thing from the table, as a group we took away these provocations and insights for consideration:
And our inspiration from the session can be summed up in one quote from the group:
‘There is definitely an appetite to do this differently!’