Systems Leadership for Beginners: what it is, how it works, and why it helps

by Leadership Centre | 27th May 2016

Written by Debbie Sorkin, National Director of Systems Leadership, The Leadership Centre for Systems Leadership is about how you lead across boundaries – departmental, organisational or sector. It’s how you lead when you’re not in charge, and you need to influence others rather than pull a management lever.  It describes the way you need […]

What we’ve learnt from Local Vision Places

by Leadership Centre | 24th February 2016

As the Leadership Centre approaches the end of its third year of support for Systems Leadership Local Vision projects, we took the time to write to all the places we are working with, asking them to take part in a survey reflecting on their work. The Local Vision projects seek to establish systems leadership approaches […]

The Revolution will be Improvised : part II

by Leadership Centre | 7th December 2015

The past five years have seen seismic changes in the commissioning and delivery of public services. This has meant the NHS, local government, public health, social care, welfare, housing and other sectors coming together to work in new ways. But transforming services is hard. It involves significant changes to organisational and professional cultures and behaviours, which are often the most essential to […]

The Difference that Makes the Difference – Final Evaluation Report

by Leadership Centre | 2015

This report outlines findings from phase 2 of the evaluation of Systems Leadership – Local Vision, conducted by Bristol Leadership Centre on behalf of the Systems Leadership Steering Group. The report focusses on the outcomes and effects of the Local Vision projects in different localities and consider how local context enables or constrains the potential […]

Adaptive leadership, Clumsy solutions, Collective leadership, Complexity, Coproduction, Cultural change, Distributed leadership, Public services, whole-system, Wicked issues
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Women leaders – just what the doctor ordered

by Leadership Centre | 1st December 2015

Women have been proven to be very effective system leaders, which is exactly what the NHS needs. A few weeks ago, I went to the launch of HSJ’s Women Leaders Network. It was notable that the discussion at the event focused almost wholly on what issues we should concentrate on and what we should do. […]