This browser is not actively supported anymore. For the best passle experience, we strongly recommend you upgrade your browser.
| 4 minutes read

Tweets of the Week, 12 April 2019

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).

The School For Change Agents 

We're busy behind the scenes preparing for the interactive modules that start on 16 May! Find out more about our 15,000 strong global community and how it can help YOU create positive change in this post by Rosie.
We're grateful to the community for helping us spread the word about School! Sign up now to be part of the global online community across health and care.

Why we need to embrace & support mavericks, rebels, heretics & renegades in our organisations. Rather than being difficult troublemakers, they may just be the brilliant people who can help shift us into the future. Great NASA case study:

Helen's reflection on a very interesting sketch note: many rebels, mavericks or challengers of the status quo try too hard too fit in rather than be who they are and shine! 

Nursing Now England

We are designing an event for Friday 14th June for us all to work together, supporting nurses and midwives from #BAME heritage to thrive rather than survive. Find out more and how to book your place.

Join the Ambassadors' virtual forum about Global Digital Exemplars on 7 May. Sign up here
Inspiring interview with Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for England about the Matron's role. Click here to watch the interview.

#NursingNow ambassador Sean's great idea of creating library resources of #teamCNO and #WeAreTheNHS materials allowing students from the University of Wolverhampton to borrow the box for school sessions and feedback experiences.

Bev is forming new connections with Maurya Cushlow, the executive director of Nursing and Patient services, and is looking forward to building more positive perceptions of nursing and midwifery.

Transforming Perceptions of Midwifery

Bev is going to be the Chair at the PMA Conference in September.

Leigh attended the NMC Midwifery Panel, helping to shape the future of the midwifery profession.


It's great to see QI Network for ambulances is getting off the ground, generated by Andrew Parker at South Central Ambulance Service.

There's a lot of energy around QI!
Yvonne Ormston, Chief Executive of the North East Ambulance Service enjoyed Helen Bevan's presentation at the NI Ambulance Leadership conference.


Helen gave the first of four virtual presentations/workshops that she's running from her base in Coventry, England, this week. It was for @BelfastTrust in Northern Ireland. About 80% of her sessions are virtual now & the evaluations are as good as face to face #2019LC #Virtualcollaborate

Innovation and Change

Helen's reflection on a very interesting article detailing how focus on theories of change could lead to a better outcome. Click here to read 'Why Hypotheses Beat Goals'.

In the improvement movement, we have a mantra that it's OK to fail. But have we come to glorify failure? Great transformations are achieved not by glorifying failure, but when we learn from mistakes & begin to do things differently. Read the post:

So many change management advisers offer wisdom on handling "resistance to change" but what do they mean exactly? There's no universally accepted definition. It's probably better to think about readiness for change than resistance. Read the post.   


An interesting sketchnote/blog about leadership behaviour: are you a multiplier or diminisher? Multipliers bring out the best in the people around them and help them grow whilst diminishers are smart people who don't enable others around them to be as smart. Read more:
16 answers to the question "What is good leadership?"

Thinking about innovation and the type of leadership you have through this blog, click here to read more. 

It's time to move the debate about leadership versus management away from a pointless conceptual argument (with managers as the poor cousins) to an actionable understanding of inter-relationships. A blog in two parts. Part one & part two.

The 6 habits of empathetic people.
The history behind the Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs (World's best known management model), click here to view the story.

To be fully accurate, Maslow created the hierarchy of needs, but never as a pyramid.


For meetings, workshops & conferences, the working environment really matters. Windows, natural light, clean & tidy spaces. In @horizonsnhs we understand this, we’re facilitating one minute & tidying tables the next.10 great tips for future creatives.
The next #QI hour tweet chat will be on Wednesday 1 May, about Measurement for Improvement.

And finally...  

We can all relate to doing this...

'The 7 Habits of Highly Defective People' by Dilbert Daily!