There is an overwhelming amount of information that comes at us from all sides. As the composer Max Richter said, “Increasingly, we live our lives through screens. Faced with so much information every day, it takes a lot of energy to sort the wheat from the chaff. As the amount of data we interact with increases into a kind of blizzard of noise, it’s a substantial psychological load to deal with.” *
The LeadershipOnline directory and website has been designed to address precisely this in the field of leadership and management.
It started life as a resource for leaders and managers within the NHS in the south of England. Throughout my NHS career I have always been involved in leadership and management development, and I have witnessed first-hand how important this can be and what a significant impact this can make on oneself and on others.
When I was working as Leadership Development Manager at South Central Strategic Health Authority, a number of leaders recommended to me their favourite leadership resources – websites, books, papers, videos, podcasts and e-learning courses. I created a directory out of this and added some of my favourites too. So this is a subjective, wide-ranging and sometimes rather quirky selection, but one created from leaders with plenty of experience in the NHS. The criteria for inclusion were that resources should be relevant, useful, high quality and normally completely free to access.
To read the full guest blog and get the link to LeadershipOnline please click here.
* For more about information overload and what you can do about it see https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/information-overload-why-it-matters-and-how-to-combat-it
Development manager and coach
John Hunt has spent his whole career in the NHS. He is a former NHS Chief Executive who has in recent years been involved in leadership and management development. He is a Companion and Fellow of the IHM.
- Report into homelessness & drug misuse, Advisory Council on the misuse of drugs, June’19
- The AHSN impact report 2018/19, The AHSN Network, June’19
- What AHSNs are all about (video – 2mins)
- Blog on HealthChat with Rashik Parmar MBE, Phil Hawthorn (Soft Skills for Hard Times)
- Just one day of work per week improves mental health, The Guardian, 19 June’19
- Investing in the Long Term Plan: Job Done ?, The Health Foundation, June’19
- What does the next generation of digital public services need to deliver?, PwC: Government Perspectives, June’19
- 10 ways cities are tackling the global affordable housing crisis, World Economic Forum, June’19
- BBC Travel Show: Seeing the world without sight; follow Tony Giles, an independent, blind back-packer as he heads to Ethiopia
- These colourful stickers are helping blind people to find their way around the world, MIT Technical Review, June’19
- Scotland needs faster pace on whole system working, HFMA, June’19
- The King’s Fund, Health Management & Policy Alert
- The Nuffield Trust latest updates (14 June’19)
- Meeting healthcare challenges in Brazil, KPMG,
- Well connected care homes project, AHSN North East & North Cumbria
- Which cancers would benefit most from earlier diagnosis?, Office of National Statistics, June’19
Personal development & well-being
- ‘The best job in the world: the views of first time NHS Chief Executives’ NHS Confederation, June 2019
- How to navigate a turf war at work, Harvard Business Review, September’17
- The leadership implications of the gig economy, EuropeanCEO, May’19
- Advantage blindness, The King’s Fund, May’19
- Outdoor learning: benefits for children & teachers, World Economic Forum, June’19
- Exercise is the new prescription for people with mental health problems, NeuroscienceNews.com, May’19
- How modern life is transforming the human skeleton, BBC Future, June’19
- Does reading fiction make us better people?, BBC Future, June’19
- 7 top-tips to make freelancing a success, Calmer, June’19
- Regulate your emotions to stop procrastinating, Cognition Today, May’19 (via CGMA)
- The surprising habits of original thinkers, Adam Grant, TED Talk (15mins)
You can find ‘Recommended Reads’ from previous weeks in the ‘Recommended Reads’ Archive section.