Inspiration Library

Inspiration Library

Short snippets of learning ranging from videos, podcasts, blogs, links to Ted Talks and much more…

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Leadership Insights 2 – How can we make inclusive and compassionate leadership a reality?

This episode of Leadership Insights shares the views and experience in making inclusive and compassionate leadership a reality.

Leadership Insights 1 – What does great leadership in the NHS look like to you?

This episode of Leadership Insights shares the views and experience in the attributes of good leaderships that delivers great outcomes for patients.

Leadership Listens 7 – Compassion in primary care

Prof. Michael West and Dr. Rachna Chowla focus on compassion in primary care between clinicians and patients, between colleagues and underlines the importance of self-compassion.

Leadership Listens 6 – The importance of compassion in developing leaders

Prof. Michael West and Caroline Chipperfield focus on the importance of compassion in developing leaders now and for the future at a national level.

Leadership Listens 5 – The importance of compassion and inclusion

Prof. Michael West and Dr. Habib Naqvi talk about the importance of compassion and inclusion.

Leadership Listens 4 – Compassionate leadership as part of working in and across systems of health and care

Prof. Michael West and Fatima Khan-Shah talk about the importance of compassionate leadership as part of working in and across systems of health and care and its role in engaging with citizens and service users.

Leadership Listens 3 – Creating a compassionate culture in organisations

Prof. Michael West and Dr Deborah Lee focus on Compassion in Health and Care and creating a compassionate culture in organisations.

Leadership Listens 2 – Compassionate leadership and quality improvement and delivery of high-quality services

Prof. Michael West, Annie Laverty and Kate Thompson focus on the role compassionate leadership plays in quality improvement and delivery of high-quality services.

Leadership Listens 1 – The importance of compassion in medicine and the importance of self-compassion

Prof. Michael West and Dr. Alison Sykes talk about the importance of compassion in medicine and the importance of self-compassion.

Leadership Listens – Introduction to the Compassionate Leadership miniseries

This mini-series of podcasts is all about compassionate leadership and is a collection of conversations between Professor Michael West and leaders from across the health and care sector.

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Burnout 1 – 3 steps to stop remote work burnout: Morra Aarons-Mele

Author Morra Aarons-Mele shares how too much screen time with working from home can cause burnout and lead to social anxiety. Morra also goes on to explain how this can be combatted with 3 simple steps.

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Psychological Safety 3 – Three Ways to Create Psychological Safety in Health Care

The third of three YouTube videos on psychological safety, featuring Leadership expert Amy Edmondson, describes three key actions to foster a psychologically safe work environment. 

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Psychological Safety 2 – The importance of psychological safety

This is the second of three YouTube videos on psychological safety featuring Leadership expert Amy Edmondson. Amy explains that psychological safety is not the ‘goal’ but the means to the goal which is excellence, and that psychological safety must also be coupled with a commitment to excellence.

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Psychological Safety 1 – How to lead in a Crisis 

In the first of three YouTube videos on psychological safety featuring Leadership expert Amy Edmondson, she explains how humility, transparency and urgency are the keys to successfully steering an organisation – big or small – through the challenges that come your way and breaks this down into a 4 step model. 

RECOVER: Bonus 3 – ABC of appreciation

This is the third of three bonus videos that complement the RECOVER model presented by Tim Keogh. In this video, find out how the ABC of appreciation can help you nurture an engaged, productive, happier team.

RECOVER: Bonus 2 – Kindness builds trust

This is the second of three bonus videos that complement the RECOVER model presented by Tim Keogh. Titled ‘Kindness builds trust’ this video shows you one simple way to build trust in your team.

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RECOVER: Bonus 1 – It’s up to you…

This is the first of three bonus videos that complement the RECOVER model presented by Tim Keogh. Titled ‘It’s up to you…’ this video looks at the attitude that will help you get more out of life and work.

R – Reach out – Recover our wellbeing

In this series of videos, Tim Keogh guides us though 7 evidence-based conversations for enabling wellbeing in teams using the RECOVER model. This is the seventh in the series, discussing R – Reach out.

E – Easy tips – Recover our wellbeing

In this series of videos, Tim Keogh guides us though 7 evidence-based conversations for enabling wellbeing in teams using the RECOVER model. This is the sixth in the series, discussing E – Easy tips.

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V – Values – Recover our wellbeing

In this series of videos, Tim Keogh guides us though 7 evidence-based conversations for enabling wellbeing in teams using the RECOVER model. This is the fifth in the series, discussing V, Values.

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O – Optimism – Recover our wellbeing

In this series of videos, Tim Keogh guides us though 7 evidence-based conversations for enabling wellbeing in teams using the RECOVER model. This is the fourth in the series, discussing O, Optimism.

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C – Celebrate – Recover our wellbeing

In this series of videos, Tim Keogh guides us though 7 evidence-based conversations for enabling wellbeing in teams using the RECOVER model. This is the third in the series, discussing C, Celebrate.

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E – Equity – Recover our wellbeing

In this series of videos, Tim Keogh guides us though 7 evidence-based conversations for enabling wellbeing in teams using the RECOVER model. This is the second in the series, discussing E, Equity.

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R – How R you? Recover our wellbeing

In this series of videos, Tim Keogh guides us though 7 evidence-based conversations for enabling wellbeing in teams using the RECOVER model starting with R – How R you?

Podcast: Green NHS leaders

Nick Watts, the chief sustainability officer of the NHS and Paul O’Neil of the NHS Leadership Academy discuss he NHS’ commitment to becoming a net-zero health care system.

Compassion and inclusive leadership

In the final part of this 10 part series, Rasheed Ogunlaru reminds us of the power of inclusion and each and everyone’s role in it.

Courage and stepping up

In the 9th of this 10 part series, Rasheed Ogunlaru invites you to take 10 minutes to reflect on times when you have had to tap into your courage in order to take on challenges. 

Deep listening and holding space

In the 8th of this 10 part series, Rasheed Ogunlaru shares ten top tips for developing listening skills and techniques to hold safe spaces.

Coaching others through change

In the 7th of this 10 part series, Rasheed Ogunlaru reminds us of the tools and techniques available to coach yourself and others through challenges and change.  

Influencing others and managing difficult conversations

In the 6th of this 10 part series, Rasheed Ogunlaru shares useful tools from developing rapport to preparing for difficult conversations. 

Mindfulness and Compassion

In the 5th of this 10 part series, Rasheed Ogunlaru reminds us of the value and importance of taking care of ourselves.

Managing your time, energy and emotions

In the 4th of this 10 part series, Rasheed Ogunlaru shares ideas and tools to help you think about your energy to help you manage your emotions well. 

Motivating yourself and your team

In the 3rd of this 10 part series, Rasheed Ogunlaru shares 10 things to help you lead yourself and your team to stay connected and motivated.

Embracing change & uncertainty

In the 2nd of this 10 part series, Rasheed Ogunlaru, reminds us that change happens all the time and our role is to embrace it as leaders.

Life, leadership & you

Part 1 in a 10 part series of YouTube videos by coach, speaker and author, Rasheed Ogunlaru.

Reduce your own stress

Take some time out to reflect and consider, what one choice can you make this week to reduce your own stress?

Reduce the impact of stress

Dr Sonya Wallbank shares helpful tips on reducing the impact of stress on teams.

The Stress Arc

Dr Sonya Wallbank shares ‘The Stress Arc’ tool to help identify the relationship between pressure and stress

Signs of psychological stress

Dr Sonya Wallbank shares some insight into the various behaviours people may exhibit when they feel under pressure, along with some tips to help overcome periods of stress.

5 Principles for creating successful goals

When goal setting is done well, it provides you and your team with motivational objectives that outline what needs to be done and by when so you can understand progress against them.

Four phases of support for staff during covid-19

Dr Sonya Wallbank reflects on the PAR framework and introduces us to the ‘Innoculate’ phase to help show the importance of taking time to reflect on coping mechanisms during stressful periods.

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There’s no such thing as time management

Perry Timms shares an Agile Methodology called timeboxing in this short presentation and encourages us to reflect on our wellbeing and to-do list.

How to be present and authentic online

Digital ways of working have increased during the COVID period. What have we learnt that we can take forward?

Keeping myself and teams positive

‘Sleep’ and ‘rest’ are not the same thing and Saundra Dalton-Smith’s 10 minute talk suggests how many of us incorrectly confuse the two. Discover the seven different aspects of ‘rest’ that may help you and your team feel fully restored

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All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

In this 9-minute Ted Talk Andy Puddicombe challenges us to do nothing – really do nothing. He explains why it is important and what it may help to unlock within ourselves and as leaders.

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Can smiling make you happy?

In this 20-minute talk. Amy Cuddy explores the links between hormones, body language and power dynamics and gives her top tip of how a 2 minute body change can change your day.

Being a vulnerable leader

This 20-minute Ted Talk by Brene Brown PHD focuses on why vulnerability is important in our work and other aspects of our lives. 

Does inclusion start with privilege?

Where do we start to be truly inclusive as managers? Awareness of your starting point could help. In under 3 minutes, psychologist John Amaechi explains the importance of understanding your personal privilege.

The Executive Suite and my own leadership and lifelong learning reflections

Our director of Leadership and Lifelong Learning Jacqueline Davis shares some of her reflections.

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Emotional labour

Yvonne Sawbridge talks about what emotional labour is, its challenges and strategies to help support you and your colleagues during challenging times.

How to be inclusive while leading in a fast-moving service

Prerana Issar, the Chief People Officer for the NHS encourages us to consider why leadership is so important during the COVID-19 crisis.

The key components of effective teamworking during the COVID-19 Crisis

In this 5-minute video by Michael West, take some time to consider how to maintain effective team working during the COVID crisis.