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Tweets of the Week, 1st November 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).

School for Change Agents 

The autumn session of the School for Change Agents starts on Monday, 4 November! Have you signed up yet? Sign up now!
With the autumn (or 'fall', as they call the season in the US!) only a few days away, Hanna has shared her top tips in making the most of the learning experience. Read Hanna's post.
As change agents, one of the challenges we face is caused by the tension between how our thinking works and how the world works. We aim for stability, but the world is unpredictable and always changing. (You'll be able to find out more about this in The School for Change Agents!).


Thank you to everyone who took part in#OurNHSPeople tweet chat with Prerana Issar, Navina Evans and Andrew Foster about what people in the NHS need from their leaders. Read the outcomes and outputs of the tweet chat.


Are you a nurse or midwife passionate about inspiring young people to consider a career in  your profession? Horizons is holding a number of monthly virtual forums that you can get involved in! The campaign is called #WelcomeYP. Find out more.


Are you interested in supporting our ageing population? You can take part in an #AgeingWell 30 Day Challenge. For more information and upcoming activities read Bev's blog.


#ProjectA, which is about improvement in the ambulance service, received a global audience this week; Horizons Fellow Jodeme Goldhar talked about the work and achievements of the programme of work to colleagues in Canada.

What the team has been up to

Kathryn talked about being a change agent at the 15 Seconds 30 Minutes festival. To find out more about Kathryn's talk, follow the tweets.
On Thursday, Kathryn was with Whittington Heath celebrating the work of Allied Health Professionals and presenting the latest thinking on spread and scale.
On Tuesday, Helen and Leigh were at the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care System. You can find out more about the event by reading this thread.

Social Media 

What do you do when 280 characters isn't enough? Set up a thread! To find out more read this blog: Why Twitter Threads Are Useful and How to Use Them.

Innovation and Change

The challenges we face in health and care are complex, and require group facilitation approaches that are designed for complexity. Helen shared that she appreciates Chris Corrigan making his insight and resources available, read more.
"A big difference between innovating in the molecular sciences and in care delivery is that molecules don’t fight back": Three ways to encourage innovation in the way that care gets delivered to patients. 
There's such potential for Artificial Intelligence in health, but we need to overcome patients’ scepticism of having an algorithm, rather than a person, make decisions about their care. Most people think their health is unique. Outcomes from experiments in the USA. Find out more here.


Some that show the impact of incivility in the workplace. Why we should always try our best to be kind!  
Helen shared that she's been thinking about the importance of respecting team members.

Six ways to build a culture of empathy. Thanks @ImpactWales @4OClockFaculty.

Why do we feel drained all the time? We must take care of ourselves before we can take care of others, click here to read.


We talk about vertical development at Horizons; here is a fab sketchnote by Tanmay Vora detailing the mindsets that will help support it. Read the post.
Helen shared a blog by @SystemsNinja explaining that rather than starting with 'why', you must start with WHAT. Read the blog.

Leadership & Teams

What if we flipped things so rather than seeing uncertainty as a threat, we saw it as a powerful & creative force for leadership? Read more.
This is what happens with organisational restructures quite often - when we concentrate on the structures and processes more than the people and culture.
Our ability to deliver change across teams, organisations & systems depends on the extent to which leaders build trusting relationships with each other. We have to work hard to make this happen, with good communication & repeat interactions. Read more.
More reason to ban the phrase 'empowerment' from leadership language: read more.
Another word that we should refrain from using in leadership circles is 'actually'. Find out more.
Helen shared a series of short articles ("insights") from McKinsey's Organisation Practice on changing culture, mindsets and behaviours at work. Read more here.
What do brave leaders do? Thank you @Montessorimice.

And Finally...

Do you donate blood, like Rosie did this week? If not, you can sign up to be a blood donor here. You can also register your decision to become an organ donor.