Stoner provides four simple steps to ensure you are working as a collaborative leader. There are clear reminders to consider thought diversity within your team and challenge unhelpful polarisation of opinion. This will help prevent the ‘them’ and ‘us’ attitudes which can prevent teams moving forward.

As a leader, it is important to recognise that everyone filters their idea of truth through a set of personal beliefs, values and feelings. If you can identify with this element in your judgement, it will improve the way you can work with support staff at all levels.

The question this article left me with was, “What do I need to change in my leadership approach to remove barriers and ensure an inclusive empowered workforce?”

Kate Pound

This contextual piece was written by Kate Pound, Transformation Fellow, Horizons Group, NHS Improving Quality @KateSlater2