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Tweets of the Week, 7th September 2018

The Horizons team features many influential Twitter users. This curates a wealth of insights, knowledge, and information about transformation in health and care from other thought leaders across the world.

(Tip: to read an article or watch a video mentioned in a tweet, click on the red text. To view the original tweet, click on the image).

Empowering People and Communities Taskforce 

We recently ran a tweet chat about frailty - this week we helped facilitate a workshop including a diverse group of people about what frailty is, and challenging the misconceptions around the very complex subject. You can find out more by following the hashtag #epct.

Transforming Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery 

During Expo we ran a tweet chat alongside the 50 Minute Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Challenge. Bev wrote a post explaining the background and context to the session and chat.

The session followed the advice about how to run a conference channel that isn't horrible:

These are the questions that were asked during the tweet chat - please keep an eye out for the write up that we will share next week (week commencing 10 September)!

Ambassador Charlotte Hall featured on the main stage:

We were grateful for the support of our Perceptions Ambassadors who took part in the tweet chat, and live tweeted events in the session:

The Ambassadors loved the experience:


Top tips for coproduction:


Kathryn Perera, our Head of Transformation has written a blog on savouring the small things: 18 ways to keep that holiday glow at work. You can read more here

Things that we need more of...all about being kinder to ourselves. 

Congratulations to our Perceptions Ambassador Jodie who won a Rising Star Award at recent a recent awards ceremony run by her Trust. 

Leigh ran her first half marathon this week, an incredible achievement! Well done Leigh! She is raising money for the baby charity Tommy's.


A brief history of the NHS and all the changes that have happened in the past 70 years in this brilliant sketchnote:

Excellent article on diversity and innovation. There are nine dimensions of diversity that enable innovation, and one dimension that may block innovation. The latter is about trust: it's harder to trust people who aren't like us, and innovation needs trust. Read more here.

What's your leadership style and to what extent can you adapt it depending on context or situation? Daniel Goleman says all six have their place, but pacesetting and directive have most negative impact on climate. Read more here

A very different lens on team behaviours in operating theatres, based on research using ethological observation. Conflicts were generally directed down the hierarchy, between members several ranks apart and within rather than between genders. Read more here

A new organisation model: the future that we need to be preparing our leaders and workforce for as set out in a new blog. Read more here.

Change often appears 'at the edges' of the existing system. So having a diverse team opens up the possibility of better, more radical solutions. Read more here

If we want to make change happen across health and care systems, we need to focus on networks rather than hierarchies. Internal relationships are very valuable, not just external ones or those at the top. Read more here

An in-depth, open access paper aimed at people leading complex projects and programmes. Too often when tackling complex projects, we use methods and approaches that are more suitable for projects that aren't complex. Read more here

Those of us who facilitate change in complex health and care environments often end up facilitating emergent processes. Here are some principles for when you're not following a pre-designed agenda working towards a pre-determined outcome. Read more here

Why do some crowds and networks change the world and others lead to terrible or unintended outcomes? It's a presentation, an animation, a simulation and a kind of slide deck. It's brilliant! Read more here

How to make your organisation's culture go viral based on research. Three mechanisms work in almost every day: 1) influential informal leaders; 2) leaders signalling positive behaviours; 3) the formal system being aligned with these behaviours. Read more here

A great resource of facilitation techniques for transforming teams and igniting change. Read more here.

We are moving from the era of "scalable efficiency" to the era of "scalable learning". Read more here

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