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– a collection of the best online leadership and management resources 

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

John Hunt

Development manager and coach


Twitter: @ejohnhunt

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.



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