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Resources

We are continuously updating our resources pages to give you the chance to find information relevant to your career stage or specific need.

These could include key publications, articles, online learning materials and databases, and orginate from a range of organisations and experts that we feel will help support those who are already involved in medical leadership and management, or those who want to develop their leadership and management skills. Please enquiries [at] fmlm [dot] ac [dot] uk (contact us if you know of relevant resources) that would be useful for this section of our website.

Featured

Audio/Video

Now is the best moment for managers to step up to leadership, without the benefits of a formal job move or an anticipated promotion – Herminia Ibarra, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD and author of ‘Act like a leader, think like a leader’, shares her suggestions on how to do this.

01 Feb 2016

Article

Talking with Professor Stew Friedman of the famous Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, I told him I’d been struck by the powerful strain of optimism in his work. “Well, I’m glad that you picked that up,” he replied, “because that is, to me, the hallmark of what leaders have to do; to convert the harsh realities of today into a hopeful path to make the world a little better.

29 Jan 2016

Article

This article is part of the 'Contemporary leadership' series. Thinkers 50's Stuart Crainer interviews business leaders to share advice on learning leadership. "That’s the thing about learning: we need space to do it. We don’t always get it right straight away. That’s why the learning leader gives people room to fail – including themselves."

27 Jan 2016

Article

I love my job! The only tough part of my profession as an executive coach and management speaker is that I travel constantly. On American Airlines alone, I have over 11 million frequent flyer miles. Have you ever seen the movie Up in the Air, starring George Clooney? If you have, you will know what this means – I have the card!

21 Jan 2016

Audio/Video

The first in a new monthly series of podcasts produced in collaboration with Thinkers 50, the episode reviews some of Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove’s favourite definitions of leadership, covering great thinkers such as Warren Bennis, James MacGregor Burns, Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones, and ordinary people in day-to-day leadership roles (a busy man selling burgers at half-time at a football match). Available to members only.

18 Jan 2016

Publication

Public Health England’s (PHE) ‘Sugar reduction: the evidence for action’ report was released in October 2015. It discussed the evidence, problems and actions needed to counter the growing issue of high-sugar consumption in the UK.

18 Jan 2016

Audio/Video

FMLM is establishing a UK-wide network of GP Champions to help shape our offer to GPs so as to inspire, equip and support them in the leadership aspects of their careers. Jane Povey hosted an interactive webinar on 25 November to present the aim of the network and discuss ways of engaging with GPs across all career stages.

11 Jan 2016

Audio/Video

“It is just the most fantastic year, definitely the best of my career to date" - Dr Jemma Batte. FMLM hosted a webinar with four fellows from the current cohort of the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme on 7 December. The session aimed to give all those interested in applying to the scheme insights into what it means to be a clinical fellow.

08 Jan 2016

Article

“Attention is the chief bottleneck in organisational activity, and the bottleneck becomes narrower and narrower as we move to the top of organisations,” noted Herbert Simon, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. As we approach a new year, it’s a timely reminder that we all need to prioritise if we want to make an impact.

29 Dec 2015

Article

To make resolutions that matter, don't look forward. Look back. By February, half of all New Year's resolutions are broken, a thing of the past, a distant, abandoned memory. You know this. So, why not take the time now to visit your goals and think about what you really want to change. If you do, you will make 2016 your best year ever.

06 Jan 2016

Article

At the end of the 1980s I spent an afternoon with the great management thinker Peter Drucker. He recounted stories of encounters with Sigmund Freud when he was a child in Vienna, coming to London to work with the Economist, his first break working with General Motors when he settled in the United States.

04 Jan 2016

Publication

A new report published by Reform seeks to evaluate how the NHS is preparing future clinical leaders for this responsibility. Some of the recommendations included: the NHS must first make leadership an attractive option for clinicians; clinicians must be placed at the centre of the ‘value agenda’...

02 Dec 2015

Article

Do we have unrealistic expectations of our corporate and political leaders? This was one of the questions we asked Harvard Business School’s Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Her answer was illuminating. “Yes. If the expectation is that a single leader can do it all then it is unrealistic. But it is also interesting how much a single leader can set in motion."

11 Dec 2015

Article

Why do we resist change? Because we’re deluded! We all delude ourselves about our achievements, our status, and our contributions. We: overestimate our contribution to a project; have an elevated opinion of our professional skills and standing among our peers; exaggerate our project’s impact by discounting real and hidden costs.

10 Dec 2015

Article

Leadership is a show. There is no denying the theatrical element necessary to succeed as a leader. “The example I use with the executives that I work with is a Broadway or a West End play. People in a show do not say, oh my foot hurts, I don’t feel too good today, I’m in a bad mood. Why? Because it is show time. I tell the executives that the kid on the stage is making two percent of what you’re making...

09 Dec 2015

Contemporary Leadership

Timely wisdom on a timeless topic! FMLM has partnered with Thinkers50, the leading experts on management ideas, to bring our members a series of articles that distill the very latest thinking on a subject that has fascinated mankind for thousands of years.