learning from experience

Learning from experience

Learning from experience in my work with the health sector – working with leaders.

In October 2020, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Dr Vanessa Muirhead of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). This formed part of a series of Leadership Insights interviews which were recorded for the QMUL MSc/PGDip/PgCert in Dental Public Health, Policy and Leadership Course.

In this section of the interview, I was asked: “What have been the biggest lessons that you have learned as a leader?” Here is an extract from my response.

Always ask “what can I learn from this experience?”. Instead of seeing instances where things didn’t work out as failures, try to focus on the positives and what you can do differently next time.

If you would like to watch the full interview, it can be viewed at this link. The interview is split over three videos. In part one I talk about my leadership journey.  Part two covers the traits which I think make someone a good leader, and in part three I summarise the biggest lessons that I have learned as a leader.

On 10th June 2021 I will be co-hosting an online event – Leadership in Healthcare & Emotional Resilience: Lessons from COVID-19. This event forms part of the MSc/PG Diploma in Dental Public Health, Policy and Leadership course, QMUL (http://qmul.ac.uk/dentpubhealthpl).  A pre-event pack containing recorded presentations and further resources will be provided before the webinar. The event will be opened up to a limited number of external health sector delegates. Please contact Vanessa Muirhead for more information: [email protected]

During my 1-2-1 Executive Leadership Coaching Programme for health sector professionals, one of the six key areas we focus on is your emotional resilience. Better understanding what builds up your emotional resilience and what chips away at it, so you can cope more effectively with adversity and stressful situations, overcome challenges and build strategies for success. To find out more contact me to book a discovery call.

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