What is ‘Leading Sheffield’?
Leading Sheffield is a development experience that will offer some tools and techniques for adapting to and applying system leadership. This experience will create the opportunity to work with colleagues from other organisations through addressing a specific challenge affecting the people who you work with. These challenges will develop relationships and agree ways of working across primary care, secondary care, the local authority, the voluntary and community sector and other relevant organisations.
The programme aims to:
- Disrupt leadership thinking: Our overall aim is to facilitate disruption in the thinking of Sheffield leaders to propagate and nurture different approaches to thinking, learning and experience.
- Open up our doors and share the challenge: To ensure wider collaborative working, we need to get to know each other, understand the challenges we all face and appreciate the value that everyone brings.
- Empower leaders at all levels: Through the introduction of a wide range of analytical tools and techniques we will further embed service improvement, staff engagement and organisational design approaches.
Why are we doing this?
We designed the programme because it is widely recognised that integrating all aspects of health and social care system is essential in dealing with the growing challenges of health inequalities and an increased focus on prevention. Part of the solution involves developing leaders across the system that have the skills and motivation to think differently about care and wellbeing.
‘A hierarchical structure gets in the way. To overcome this requires a different leadership style to the one that feeds hierarchy – one that is collective, collaborative and above all, compassionate’Suzie Bailey, Director of Leadership and Organisational Development, Kings Fund.