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Tweets of the Week 17 September, 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).   

School for Change Agents

We hope you are all as excited as we are that the School for Change Agents will be returning on the 15th of November! This is a brilliant opportunity to develop skills and make positive change happen in your organisation. 

If you would like to find out more information and sign up, click here.  

#VirtualCollaborate

We’ve often come across hints and tips with @MicrosoftTeams that we like to share across @HorizonsNHS  - especially when they can make our lives easier, and our virtual experience more fun!  

Improvement 

What skills and approaches do we need to lead change in an increasingly complex and unpredictable world? Probably less programme management and more system convening. Download the new book on system convening for free here.

Fantastic graphics and wisdom on making change happen: Spend less time discussing your goals and/or the great things after the change happens and much more time thinking, talking and listening about the practicalities of making the change: click here to find out more.

Organisations can be alienating. Communities embrace people and help them feel emotionally connected to each other. In communities, people “feel felt.” Read the article linked here to find out how to transform organisations into communities.

Social contagion: the notion that ideas & behaviours can spread from person to person in ways quite similar to how an infectious disease might spread. It challenges our thinking about actions to enable change across a big system. Find out more here.

Planning fallacy - the tendency to underestimate the amount of time a future task will take - is one of the most universal and consistently demonstrated cognitive biases that people have. We all do it; click here to find out how to avoid or reduce it.

Recently, @elizdo has posted an excellent series on how to run better meetings. Her new one is on how to "end your meeting with clear decisions & shared commitment": 1) Cue the close 2) Call for the decision 3) Outline next steps 4) Reflect on the process. Read more here. 

Leadership

Often as leaders, we lead change with a certain style because we have the need to keep control & "management grip" of the process. Yet the reality is that we typically have less control when we lead change in this way. Graphic by @ImpactWales.

"Lead like a pirate" was written for education leaders. Yet so much of the wisdom is relevant to leaders in other sectors, including health & care. Find out more here.


Team Insights 

Ani from the our team had a brilliant experience at the NHS Communicate conference this week! (Check out #NHSCommunicate to see what else was discussed). She is inspired to learn more about how to overcome issues around creating a more diverse workforce.  

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