Weeknote: 8 to 12 February 2021

What was hard? A lot of my colleagues are experiencing the combined effects of the third national lockdown, home-schooling, pressure to deliver, and the freezing cold weather. Sometimes we need to have some hard conversations about priorities and team behaviours, and doing these remotely doesn't make it easy to read how people are feeling. What … Continue reading Weeknote: 8 to 12 February 2021

Using Twitter lists to balance my attention: a slow motion self-experiment

If I'm going to live in a filter bubble, it might as well be one that I have intentionally constructed for myself. For a few years now I've been using tools like proporti.onl to keep a check on the gender balance of the people I follow. nonbinarymenwomenno gender, unknownPeople you follow1%50%49% Guessed from name0537464443Declared pronouns14130188 Proporti.onl results … Continue reading Using Twitter lists to balance my attention: a slow motion self-experiment

Weeknote: 9 to 13 November 2020

An autumn lockdown treat: we cooked Saturday evening dinner over an open fire in the garden What inspired me this week? This brilliant video featuring some of my NHS Digital colleagues... https://youtu.be/SOfkWR9I-XM Tero’s post on Apolitical: Design is the strategy More workshops with colleagues from Primary Care. This week it felt as if the team … Continue reading Weeknote: 9 to 13 November 2020

Weeknote: 2 to 6 November 2020

View from my Monday morning desk at Trevelyan Square What leadership teamwork did I see? On Tusday, senior leaders from 3 NHS organisations came together to kick off an intensve period of work on a knotty service transformation problem. I felt the first workshop went well, with everyone agreeing how we wanted to work together. … Continue reading Weeknote: 2 to 6 November 2020

3 years into my work at NHS Digital – part 2: Responding to change over following a plan

I hate emergencies. Some people thrive on drama, on spontaneously pulling improbable triumph from the jaws of a terrible situation. Personally, I’d much rather we didn’t get into that situation in the first place. I knew this about myself before I did the Nye Bevan Programme, and my learning on that programme confirmed it. Leadership … Continue reading 3 years into my work at NHS Digital – part 2: Responding to change over following a plan