• Seanna Davidson

the practice of systems leadership: being comfortable in chaos

report: nicholas timmins

What is this resource?

This report draws on the experiences of ten ‘systems leaders’ in the UK's National Health System and examines the leadership style needed for systems change.

Why is it worthwhile?

At a time when systems leadership is more valuable than ever, this report sheds light on the skills, approaches, and personal qualities of individuals with proven experience working, “in circumstances of considerable complexity…to improve outcomes for the populations they served.”

Who is it useful for?

This resource will be valuable to those seeking to understand what systems leadership looks like in a daily context. As practitioners wanting to build their systems skills, this resources helps to identify and demonstrate how personal skills are critical to engaging with complexity, and the impacts of modelling that in our work.


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