Outcomes The session intends to provoke discussion on effective leadership within the context of our current challenges. So by the end of this short session participants will: Understand challenges faced by AHP leaders Have opportunity to consider the virtues and qualities of effective leaders Have a chance to share learning and development opportunities
Definitions …… Leadership is organising a group of people to achieve a common goal. The concept of serving is fundamental to the leadership role. A leader is somebody who is ready to serve and not be served Leadership is special compared to any other role because of its unique responsibility for people “Leadership is the process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task”(Chemers 1997) Leadership is influencing people — by providing purpose, direction, and motivation — while operating to accomplish the mission and improving the organization.
Leadership – A Means to an End or an End in Itself ? “A leader with vision has a clear, vivid picture of where to go, as well as a firm grasp on what success looks like and how to achieve it. But it is not enough to have vision, leaders must also share it and act upon it. Good leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision and relentlessly drive it to completion” (Jack Welsh) “Action is the mark of a leader. A leader does not suffer ‘analysis paralysis’ but is always doing something in pursuit of the vision, inspiring other to do the same (HR world 2007) Good leaders are an enabling force helping people and organizations to perform and develop. It requires a sophisticated alignment to be achieved between people’s needs and the aims of the organization
Leadership Theories and Myths Are leaders born or developed ? Discuss Good leaders always know what to say. Discuss
Getting the Basics Right Leadership characteristics that can be learned and incorporated into team development approaches: enthusiasm being open minded being goal-orientated being accessible acknowledging accomplishment trust use opportunities to develop to the leadership skills of the team lead by example- honesty, courage, commitment, integrity, humility, passion, confidence, wisdom, fairness
Personality Theories and Leadership Styles Personality Theories can be used to help us understand one’s own and others behaviour. These include: Jung’s 8 psychological types Myres Brigg personality types Leadership Styles : Autocratic/authoritarian Delegative/free-rein Participative/motivational
Kotter’s Eight Steps for Successful Large Scale Change Increase urgency Build a guiding team Get the vision right Communicate for buy-in Empower action Create short-term wins Don’t let up Make change stick
Leaders Who have Inspired and Why Leadership Quiz The achievements and /or influences of a famous leader (of our time) are described in your handout Can you identify the leader and their describe key qualities /leadership styles
What Are Our Leadership Challenges? 1.Our value and efficacy being truly valued and recognised 2.Enabling early intervention and timely access to AHP services 3.AHP resources deployed to maximum benefit to service users 4.Workforce deployment and reconfiguration 5.Doing a lot with often very little
National and Political context Promoting recovery and strength based approaches within a framework of person-centred care Effective and cost-effective AHP services Delivering person-centred practice within an integrated agenda Working in Partnership with Children and Families Early intervention and timely access Tackling inequalities Meaningful engagement and outcomes for children and young people Harnessing potential and building workforce capacity ‘Upstreaming’ and ‘downstreaming’ our services appropriately to protect the health and well-being of children and young people Outcomes, best informed and evidence-based practice
The Policy Agenda Quality Strategy Christie Report Realising our Potential – An Action plan for AHP’s in Mental Health Education Framework for AHP’s in C&YP Services AHP National Delivery Plan (consultation document) Common Core Getting it Right Implementation
How Can you as a Leader Influence These Challenges? Driving quality Promoting and supporting innovation Understanding strategic priorities and drivers Supportive management Have a well-defined vision and purpose Develop people with the right skills
Opportunities to Develop “ If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulder of giants”(Newton) “If you don’t know what port you are sailing to, no wind is favourable”(Seneca, 4BC-AD65) “Seek first to understand, then be understood”(Covey)
Opportunities to Develop Education Opportunities – NES Leadership Development Programmes and Clinical Fellowships Organisational, AHP and Uni- Professional opportunities Mentoring Programmes Ready to Lead and Frontline Leadership programmes Institute of Health Management e.g. Scotland’s Leadership Master Class Development programme National networks
Inspirational and Motivational Quotes “I have learned that everyone wants to live on top of a mountain but the growth occurs when you are climbing it”(Rooney 1919) The more we know about leadership, the more we understand it is about relationships”(Mead 2010). “It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed”(Firestone, 1930)
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