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Some fresh thoughts on Leadership – Mini-Series Part One…


Welcome to our first mini-series! We are excited to offer 5 short daily items that build into a story on our fresh leadership ethos.

We recently shared details of our first Project Lift Winter Gatherings and are delighted that so many of you want to connect, share your leadership stories and make a collective contribution to transformation in Health and Care across Scotland.

In September we set out the thinking behind our fresh approach to leadership development, So, as we look forward to meeting across the country in December, we’d like to offer you a  week of a series of stories from a leadership panel, who set out their thoughts on what leadership entails for the next generation.

Our panel came together at this year’s NHS event and comprised leaders from different backgrounds and levels in the system – from recent Management trainees, to experienced leaders. What connects them is a desire to hear new voices, different perspectives and different thinking in our leadership approaches. It’s the combination of the wisdom of experienced leaders and the energy and new thinking from the younger generation, that makes the approach different.

What’s more, they helpfully align with the project lift principle of leadership to the power of three:

  • self – bringing all of ourselves; our skills, experience and values and being open to development;
  • team – learning together in the live work, and taking our learning back to our own team;
  • system – understanding context, how to think and lead systemically, learning & reflecting on working collaboratively across the system.

Over the next few days, you will meet Karen, Andrew and Safia and discover some insights into their leadership stories. We hope that something here will resonate with you and encourage you to share your stories with colleagues, with us and others in project lift at the Winter Gatherings.

Join the conversation and share something of your story by answering our daily question on twitter using #pldailyquestion and by tagging @projectliftscot

We look forward to hearing your stories – see you tomorrow for part 2 and our first #pldailyquestion!