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Leadership in diabetes care

Leaders come from all walks of life and can be found at every level of the health system. With the NHS facing some of the largest and most complex challenges in its history, commissioners and providers of diabetes care need leaders who can harness the collective knowledge of systems and motivate staff to work differently across service and organisational boundaries.

Use the following resources and tools to develop and sustain leadership in diabetes care.

Essential reading

  • The practice of system leadership: being comfortable with chaos, The King's Fund website (May 2015)

    This paper draws on the experiences of 10 senior leaders to look in depth at the skills needed to be a system leader.This paper draws on the experiences of 10 senior leaders to look in depth at the skills needed to be a system leader.
  • The dawn of system leadership, Stanford Social Innovation Review website (November 2014)

    This article demystifies what it means to be a system leader and shows how the ability to make sense of a wider viewpoint can be instrumental in shifting established positions of resistance and untangling complex individual barriers.This article demystifies what it means to be a system leader and shows how the ability to make sense of a wider viewpoint can be instrumental in shifting established positions of resistance and untangling complex individual barriers.
  • System leadership: learning from AQuA's integrated care discovery communities, The King's Fund website (October 2014)

    This paper seeks to identify the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of new system leaders and to learn from systems attempting to combine strong organisational leadership with collaborative system level leadership approaches.This paper seeks to identify the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of new system leaders and to learn from systems attempting to combine strong organisational leadership with collaborative system level leadership approaches.
  • The revolution will be improvised: stories and insights about transforming systems, Leadership Centre for Local Government website (May 2014)

    This report draws on insights from 25 multi agency programmes around the country to discuss how people break or make collaboration and service transformation, and what we can learn from their experiences.This report draws on insights from 25 multi agency programmes around the country to discuss how people break or make collaboration and service transformation, and what we can learn from their experiences.
  • Trust me...I'm a leader: a personal view from Dr Clare Gerada, NHS Confederation website (March 2013)

    This paper stresses that trust should not be underestimated by leaders in the NHS. Examining the key ingredients for building trust, Dr Gerada highlights the importance of language and shares her concerns that the language of marketing is replacing the language of caring.This paper stresses that trust should not be underestimated by leaders in the NHS. Examining the key ingredients for building trust, Dr Gerada highlights the importance of language and shares her concerns that the language of marketing is replacing the language of caring.
  • Leadership that gets results, Harvard Business Review (2000) (PDF, 247KB)

    This article suggests that the most effective executives use a collection of distinct leadership styles - each in the right measure, at just the right time. Such flexibility is tough to put into action, but it pays off in performance. And better yet, it can be learned.This article suggests that the most effective executives use a collection of distinct leadership styles - each in the right measure, at just the right time. Such flexibility is tough to put into action, but it pays off in performance. And better yet, it can be learned.

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Training courses and support

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