How can clinical leaders be expected to lead without authority or line management responsibility? By participating in this workshop you will learn how to lead through influence and not authority.
Influencing others in healthcare isn’t about winning or getting one over on someone, its far more important than that and far more complex. Leaders of healthcare have to influence others all the time, colleagues, suppliers, other providers, patients, their families, commissioners and many more people.
You may consider yourself to have a good approach to influencing or that you are too soft or too tough, the fact is that in such a complex working environment no one style fits all. Current demands on healthcare create a new dimension and although for some it is exciting, for others it presents nothing but more and more threats. The context you are influencing in as a leader cannot be separated from the choice of approach you take. Only the most flexible of leaders can step up and take this on successfully as it often requires new and varied skills as well as the right mindset.
Influencing Healthcare provision is complex and often contradictory and now the expectation is that we are all systems leaders.
This workshop is designed to get under the skin of just who and what you need to influence, agree some approaches and personal principles of how to adjust the way you influence others. It will look at:
- Competition on the one hand vs. partnership on another
- Co-production and co-creation vs. markets forces
- Freedom to improve vs. more regulations
- Internal politics vs. external politics
- Do more vs. receiving less
This workshop is facilitated by Dave Thornton, executive and leadership coach.
Dave works as a successful and sought after Executive Coach and ‘top team’ developer for a range of organisations across the UK. He is a qualified Executive Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, MBTI facilitator and author, who has a whole host of Leadership experiences under his belt. He is a member of the 'Windsor Leadership Trust' works with a number of Royal Colleges and is a Faculty member of the NHS Leadership Academy and Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM).
His current NHS client list include coaching individuals working in national positions, CEOs and Medical Directors. His team Coaching includes Boards of specialist mental health services, acute hospitals and CCG’s. In addition he has a small number of commercial clients across various sectors.
Prior to setting up his own company 8 years ago Dave worked in a variety of senior environments and has held National positions within the NHS in a career spanning more than 30 years to date.
His experiences and ability to enter into a rapport with those senior teams and Boards he works with allows him to rapidly gain an empathetic understanding of issues, expectations and the subtleties of situations. As an experienced facilitator Dave has the ability to tune into his audience allowing him to constructively yet directly challenge them, which in turn enables them to reflect on good Board behaviours that are congruent with declared values. He creates an environment that empowers teams to step out of their roles and think creatively about future opportunities, developments and products in a way that encourages new thinking.