Hans F. Hansen

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We are going to share ideas and articles here gathered from over a thousand managers and leaders completing "Lead to Succeed" with us, with contributions from our own team of experts, former inspectors and business leaders.

Time management

I hope you enjoyed last week’s post about the really powerful question; I know it is something I wish I had known about a long time ago… This week, I wanted to follow on from the really powerful question in a similar vein, one of the things I said last week, is “time is the…

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Never enough time?

The Really Powerful Question…

Thanks, as always, to everyone who shared their feedback on the last post about CQC and measuring leadership behaviours. As I indicated last week, there’s a really powerful question which would save managers’ time AND empower staff at the same time. If you are a manager, senior or a team leader, then this week’s post…

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How will CQC measure your leadership and management behaviours?

Thanks to everyone who shared their feedback about “Values Based Leadership” last week; I found it really interesting researching the Skills for Care materials and thinking about what we do in our organisation and what we could do differently. This week, I wanted to go back to Lead to Succeed, because there is a slide…

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Values Based Leadership

Thanks to Neil Eastwood for last week’s insightful post about Values Based Recruitment (VBR); we are very grateful to Neil for taking time out of his busy schedule to share his knowledge and understanding. I am always encouraged when something, that on the surface might seem complex, can be broken down by a skilled communicator…

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Why it is important to recruit for values early and three ways to start…

This week I am delighted to share this guest post from Neil Eastwood… As the title suggests three great tips for adding VBR to your recruitment processes. There is little doubt that recruitment will be the top business risk for social care employers throughout the coming decade. With the increasing pressure on recruiters and managers…

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Values based… everything

Now that everyone is back in full swing after the festivities, I wanted to use this week’s blog to introduce one of the themes we are going to discuss across the remainder of January and that is “values based”… We have all heard of values-based recruitment and next week Neil Eastwood is going to make…

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2019 blog review…

Thank you to all of the subscribers to our blog and thanks for all the suggestions and feedback last year. Before we get stuck into the blog proper in 2020, I wanted to take a moment to look back at the ideas and suggestions that were shared in 2019. Just got your PIR? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/just-got-your-pir-pic-sarah-knapp/ Don’t…

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Succession Planning…

Thanks again for the feedback following last week’s blog – this will be the last post for this year and we are already looking forward to sharing more ideas in 2020. One of the reasons we wanted to finish the year with succession planning is because this blog is primarily about our experience in delivering…

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Resistance to change (part 2)

Thanks again for the feedback on last week’s blog; there are a couple of points that I want to pick up just before we get stuck into the the blog proper for this week. Once again, please keep the feedback coming! One of the tools outlined in Module Four of Lead to Succeed to support…

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Resistance to change…

Hello again and thank you for the feedback and engagement that has happened with the blog post over the past few weeks. If you’ve implemented any of the ideas or suggestions we have shared, please do let us know. Towards the end of last week’s blog, we talked about Pam’s example of how she supported…

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