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The practice of system leadership: being comfortable with chaos

26th May 2015

System-leadership-Kings-Fund-May-2015.jpgCheshire and Merseyside SCN’s Associate Director Jan Vaughan is one of 10 senior leaders who have contributed to a newly published King’s Fund report: The practice of system leadership: being comfortable with chaos. Jan also joined NHS England CEO Simon Stevens and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt as one of a number of speakers at the King's Fund's Leadership and Management Summit on 20 May 2015 where the report was formally launched.

Given the unprecedented challenges facing the NHS, the system needs leaders who have a different skill set to work differently, across service and organisational boundaries.

The King’s Fund report draws on Jan’s and the other 9 senior leaders’ experiences and looks in depth at the skills needed to be a system leader. All 10 leaders who contributed come from a variety of different backgrounds and work in different contexts. In the report they each give candid reflections on their successes and failures within the report. They each share a track record of having tried to bring about change through using ‘soft’ power, enabling others to see and deliver the changes that are needed.

You can read more about the report findings and download a free copy here.

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