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Inspiration Library

Inspiration Library

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

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.

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 Ogunlara.

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.