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Tweets of the Week 3 December, 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).  

The School for Change Agents 

Learn how to address health inequalities and make change more sustainable by joining @BenashNaz on the School for Change Agents. Remember it's still not too late to sign up!  

Last week @Sch4Change hosted a tent at #FabChange21 - our colleague @GabrielleLaw3 has written a blog about the session.  Read it to find out about: the history of #S4CAChange agent tips from @HelenBevanTweet; wellbeing tips from @EM_HealthPsych and the session recording 

Click here for the blog.

This fantastic sketchnote by @LeighAKendall, used in week 3 of the School for Change Agents has been generating many interesting conversations!

Do you agree with these? Are there any that particularly resonate, or that you don’t recognise?

Spread and Adoption

This week Diane Ketley hosted a webinar about the recently published Guide, Leading the Spread and Adoption of Innovation and Improvement. You can read the live tweets in this thread. A recording of the session will follow soon.
Hugh McCaughey, National Director for Improvement joined the session. 
Would you like a 1-1 session with @DianeKetley to help you increase the spread & adoption of innovation & improvement?  To find out more about this brilliant opportunity please see this post linked here. The deadline is end of the day on Friday 3rd December.


Any team meeting, virtual or face to face, should always start with a team check-in that is a core part of the agenda. Check-ins provide a massive psychological boost to our teams. Find more on this by clicking here.

The old rules and hierarchies are being thrown out of the window. People are looking for integration of work and well-being. We need to build teams, practices and processes that are not just high-performing but have a strong fabric of trust woven in. Find out more here.

Empathetic leadership is about more than compassion. It means expecting a range of opinions and learning how to internalise diverse viewpoints, leading to more possibilities and breakthroughs. Learn 'why cultural competence is a key leadership skill' here.

One of the (many) good things about being in the "mature" stage of a career is recognising that the things that felt like a massive issue/threat at a certain point actually made hardly any difference in the longer term. Thanks for the graphic @lizandmollie

On Monday Helen caught up with her fellow improvement leader @ck4q who is in Canada. Christina sent details of the Highly Adoptable Improvement Model, that combines improvement methods with approaches to build energy and engagement and tips on how avoid burnout. Click here for more insight.


The reality of leading change is often counterintuitive and different to what the "change experts" tell us. Here's 10 principles from @simongterry.  Helen's favourite is  "Every time you want someone else to change, check that you don’t need to change yourself first". Click here to read more.

There's a super article in this month's @HarvardBiz on practical actions that people and teams can take to stop sabotaging their ability to innovate. Read the article here.      


We are leaders in a world where increasingly, there's both high uncertainty and high disagreement about actions we should take. It means we have to reset our thinking & connect from strengths, through stories, and for purpose. Click here for more insight.

We think we should "speak with conviction" to influence others. Yet paradoxically, in speaking with conviction, we might be sending a signal of a fixed mind, not open to new ideas. Inclusive leaders need to signal openness to diverse views. Read more on this here.

And finally...

On Wednesday, Helen's cat Rolf @RolfatWarwick who is the @warwickuni campus cat, turned on the campus Christmas lights in a special ceremony. Nearly a thousand students turned up. The little fellow was completely unfazed as he was stroked & photographed hundreds of times. It was magical.


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