Category Archives: Leadership

Why should I be nominated for a 2017 Leading Wales Award? #embarrassing!

Over the years a few times I have been told that “it’s embarrassing to be nominated or to be a finalist or winner, because really it’s all about the team and everybody else and not just me”. I think it … Continue reading

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Engaging Leadership to improve productivity

Last Thursday, kindly hosted by Aberystwyth University, we held one of the 2017 Leading Wales wards’ Leadership Conversation events about engaging leadership to improve productivity. This is one of a series of Conversations to highlight the need for good leadership … Continue reading

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It’s time for leaders in Wales to make engagement a priority

“Engaging leadership is critical for improving productivity in Wales”, says  Barbara Chidgey, Executive Chair of The Leading Wales Awards Consortium, as nominations open for this year’s only pan-Wales leadership awards. Research conducted by the Office for National Statistics in 2016 … Continue reading

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We can all be a force for good

Like many of us I went to bed last night deeply concerned about the outcome of the USA presidential election; waking early this morning to see that Donald Trump was indeed likely to be elected was a real shock. I … Continue reading

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Thankyou #teamUHW #teamcardiology #teamnephrology

https://www.justgiving.com/teams/UHW I have to admit that 2016 has been a personally tough year for me. It has brought me into developing an unexpectedly close working relationship with University Hospital of Wales (UHW) and a number of departments including cardiology and … Continue reading

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“Forever trust in who you are” – great advice for all in leadership roles

This haunting melody performed by Scala Choir & Kolacny Brothers of Metallica’s song “Nothing Else Matters” is wonderful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Rg6nuZoQM. Have a listen and enjoy. Whilst preparing a workshop in North Wales on Appreciative Inquiry, I was listening to this and … Continue reading

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What is Conversational Leadership? #supperconversationatffresh Monday 19th September

Supper Conversation – Monday 19th September 2016 18:30 arrival for 19:00, ffresh bar and restaurant, Wales Millennium Centre Please email back urgently to confirm that you would like to book your place I hope you have had a lovely summer … Continue reading

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