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Tweets of the Week, 23 November 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).


Try not to worry about the stuff that's not likely to happen, and the things that are beyond your control.

Bev has been energised and inspired by sharing experiences with a respected colleague.

What to do when you don't feel valued at work.

Well done to Kate, who won an award for volunteering as a swimming coach.

Transforming Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery

Student and newly qualified nurses have been celebrated as part of the November 30 Day Challenge, shining a light on what they have been doing to transform the perceptions of the profession.

Ambassador Joanne Mohammed has been busy recruiting more ambassadors by visiting neighbouring hospitals.

Paul Vaughan's call to action. Find out more about the programme, and sign up as an ambassador.

It's great to see so much passion among ambassadors.

Brian Dolan and Amy Overend have published a book 'A Nurse's Survival Guide to Leadership and Management on the Ward'.

Learning and Development

In learning and development, we're treating new technologies like 'cargo cults', having blind faith they will deliver big benefits without fully thinking through the evidence. Read more.

Tips on answering the classic interview question: "What is your greatest weakness?"

Psychological research suggests that the act of drawing something has a 'massive' impact for memory compared with writing it down.

More evidence to suggest that personality-typing tools are not valid ways of measuring personality. Traits are a much more accurate measure than types. Read the research.

A fantastic sketchnote showing the A to Z of things we can say to ourselves to keep a growth mindset:

Kate attended the All Party Parliamentary Group on dyslexia and other learning difficulties. By working together we can make a difference to our NHS colleagues.

Working Together

People learn more from their peers than anything else. That's why creating virtual collaborations where people can share and learn together across the country, such as in #ProjectA are so powerful. Read more.

Why successful organisations need both hierarchy AND networks. Download the eBook.

If we want people to embrace change, we need to start from where they are now, the current organisational identity and emphasise what will stay the same. Read more.

This film talks about 'interdependence', and the suggestion that we should stop using the term 'system leadership' and focus on our ability to see the connections that make our systems complex.

We need to shift our focus from competency to agency:

If we as leaders want our teams to be innovative, creative, and high performing, we should focus on the issues that create fear, and develop the conditions for psychological safety. Read more.

Research suggests that having a strong psychological connection to your boss means you're more likely to feel 'increased attention' than 'strong anxiety' when faced with a challenging task.

How to move to 'adult-adult' relationships at work - it's much healthier than a 'parent-child' mindset.

Being influential isn't about being high up on the organisational ladder. There are many other factors that create influence far more than status does.

Helen took part in a virtual conversation with leaders of 12 'backbone organisations' globally, sharing how we measure the impact of work that aims to make a societal difference. She loves that Horizons can be described as a backbone team.

Read the inspiring report on Civil Society Futures: