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Tweets of the Week 1 October, 2021

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 blue text. To view the original tweet, click on the image).  

School for Change Agents 

In case you missed it: The School for Change Agents is back on 15 November! Build your skills as an effective change agent, it's open to everyone and is free to join and take part. Come be part of our global community! Earth globe americas 

Click here to sign up.

So many people have already signed up for The School for Change Agents rerun. You will make some great connections whilst learning about:

  • Change starts with me 
  • Resourcefulness 
  • Using power to make a difference 
  • Using stories to create change 
  • Making sense of complexity 

Click here to join.


As the pace of change cranks up, we need to invest in being "change-ready". Resilience (bouncing back from tough challenges) matters, but adaptability (bouncing forward into new opportunities as our circumstances evolve & change) matters more. For more insight, check out the article linked here.

More & more of the teams are building visuals into their improvement work: sketchnote summaries, creative group work, storyboarding & infographics. There's good evidence to show that this can speed up learning, aid retention & support change. Here is a brilliant graphic by @ImpactWales.

Helen has been part of a few Twitter debates on the word "failure". Some people think it's a wholly negative term and we should call the kind of failure that leads to learning something else. Helen however doesn't have an issue with the word, it's about what we do as a result. Another great graphic from @anujmagazine.

Do you want to understand how your network operates? Who are the most important nodes & connectors in your network? How does influence spread? Use this step by step "network analysis canvas" to work it out. Find out more here.

We can't predict how the future will be so we must be ready for multiple different futures. That's why adaptability is such a core capability for leaders & organisations. Here's a fantastic blog & graphic based on the recent @McKinsey article. Click here to read the blog.

Productivity gurus say we get our best work done with  4/5 hours of focus a day. Too many working hours has a big down side. They say to maximise the amount of depth of focus time we have per day rather than work super long hours. A great graphic from @OfficeGuyToons. For more insight, check out the article linked here.


"Hybrid" working is here to stay, whether it's some people working virtually & some in person or people working from home some days. Here's answers to 12 key questions, eg "how do we ensure that proximity bias doesn’t affect career progress? Click the link here to find out more.

We’ve come across some useful tips with @MicrosoftTeams that we like to share across @HorizonsNHS in our Tech Spotlight - especially when they save us time and make virtual work so much better! We're excited to share them with you too! #VirtualCollaborate


For those of us who are meant to be having the weekend away from work. We all need some downtime. Here's some advice from @OzolinsJanis.

Yvonne Ormston is a special colleagues of our in Horizons and it is wonderful to celebrate this milestone together! To quote Brene Brown: "We desperately need more leaders who are committed to courageous, wholehearted leadership and who are self-aware enough to lead from their hearts, rather than unevolved leaders who lead from hurt & fear". That's you and you're amazing Yvonne!

Why energy levels are so important for leaders: research suggests that leaders who are positive energisers and work with a variety of kinds of energy get better outcomes and positively affect the performance of others with whom they interact. Find more out in the article linked here.



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