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.

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Strategy doesn't get stuck at the 'workers' or the 'frozen middle' level; it gets stuck because senior executives don't see themselves as an aligned force for good, says Liz Mellon, author of Inside the Mind of the Leader and The Strategy of Execution.

24 May 2016

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Deborah Rowland, co-author of Sustaining Change: Leadership That Works, draws on her experience of leading change in major global organisations including Shell, BBC Worldwide and PepsiCo, to show how 'change is changing'.

16 May 2016

Article

“To be omnipotent but friendless is to reign”, wrote the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. He was right. Even if a leader’s power doesn’t quite stretch to omnipotence, being a leader can be a lonely place. It can also be a confusing one. Isolation and ambiguity are powerfully destructive forces among the ranks of leaders.

10 May 2016

Article

When we make plans for the future or even just today, why do we so seldom, if ever, plan on distractions? We plan as if we will be able to get down to work without accommodating the fact that life always intrudes to alter our priorities and test our focus.

13 May 2016

Article

One of the most inspiring leaders we have ever met is Dame Ellen MacArthur. She is a master of many skills, but one of the clearest is one that is central to modern leadership: being able to move from the short-term to the long-term – constantly. Leaders have to master the art of zooming in and zooming out at the right times.

02 May 2016

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Baroness Julia Cumberlege CBE DL, House of Lords and a Fellow of five medical royal colleges delivered this year’s Lilly lecture, 'Take me to your leader'. The lecture was hosted at the Royal College of Physicians on 20 April.

06 May 2016

Article

We are launching a new collection of the best online leadership resources for FMLM members, curated by Dr John Hunt, development manager and coach, and former NHS chief executive. Join the discussion at #FMLMlink.

02 May 2016

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Stewart Friedman, Practice Professor of Management at the Wharton School, introduces the concept of 'leadership from the point of view of the whole person' and makes the case for pursuing sustainable change by integrating the different parts of one's life.

20 Apr 2016

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In this podcast, Des Dearlove and Stuart Crainer from Thinkers50 discuss what it means to transition into a leadership position and why this journey is fraught with pitfalls (from the managing relationships and networks, to the realisation that leadership is not necessarily power).

15 Apr 2016

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Prof Kate Thomas, Vice Dean and Programme Director MBChB at University of Birmingham, joined our webinar on 30 March to share her impressive leadership story and discuss some of the issues women face in pursuit of leadership positions. Listen to the podcast.

11 Apr 2016

Article

Most of us spend a great deal of time measuring. In many ways, part of being an effective leader is setting up systems to measure everything that matters. It's the only way we can know for sure how we're doing.

31 Mar 2016

Article

Education systems and upbringing tend to encourage us to identify what we excel at and then to work on that. We become more specialised, more focused. Along the way, it is easy to forget about, or totally overlook, our weaknesses. It is, perhaps, human nature to accentuate the positive after all.

04 Apr 2016

Article

Leadership is inextricably caught up with individualism, but the reality is that leaders need teams. Leadership is team work. Ibarra identifies several areas that leaders need to focus on to become good collaborative leaders. To start with they need to build networks that allow them to add value collaboratively through connections.

01 Apr 2016

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NHS England South has commissioned a series of videos to support organisations and individuals to develop appraisal skills by showcasing a number of scenarios to help appraisers explore helpful behaviours, mindsets and strategies.

30 Mar 2016

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Following his one-day course for medical leaders, part of FMLM's Essential skills courses, Dr Tim Ojo sums up the importance of and practical approach to effective conflict resolution skills in a healthcare context, along with some top tips.

23 Mar 2016

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.