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Lead author Andy Jenkins, MCIPD

Combining business design with organisational psychology expertise, Andy has held senior HR roles in business, and has developed leaders in many private & public sector organisations, as well as not for profit. He is at his best working with clients who are setting up for growth, navigating unfamiliar organisational challenges, and public sector transformation.

Andy has a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel & Development from Leeds Beckett University. He has completed the well regarded Designing Operating Models Program at Ashridge HULT Business School. His Certificate in Coaching is accredited through the University of Middlesex and he also holds multiple psychometric accreditations including Strengths Profile, Saville Wave, FIRO B and Hogan.

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Social Care Leadership Competency Framework Case Study

We partnered with a large national children's charity to make a strategic investment in leadership capability closely aligned to their business plan The Challenge A major UK children’s charity had a strategic need to build leadership capability across the organisation. ...
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Top 5 Strengths Assessment Tools

In this blog we're discussing our recommendations for the best Strengths assessment tools for understanding your strengths in general, whether you are leading others or not. There are several excellent tools on the market, which we know from our own ...
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Implementing a Competency Framework – Embedding Checklist

How do you go about implementing a competency framework? We've put together a checklist for embedding a competency framework in any organisation.  Building on our article about competency frameworks in the age of Agile, we wanted to share our experience ...
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NHS CCG Executive Team Development Case Study

Sustaining performance, supporting growth and enabling adaptability during the Covid-19 health crisis. The Challenge In early 2020, the leadership teams of four NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) merged to form a single Executive team, a necessary step prior to the ...
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Driving talent and leadership capability in 2021

Whilst hope is on the horizon for an improved year, and potentially an end to COVID-19 restrictions, there are many uncertainties to grapple with. As leaders assess the damage - and in some cases - the opportunities of 2020, there’s ...
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How strengths-based leadership can build resilience

'The ageless essence of leadership is to create an alignment of strengths in ways that make a system's weakness irrelevant.'Peter Drucker (1909 – 2005)  While many of us gave a sigh of relief to say farewell to 2020, unfortunately, the start ...
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The business case for early investment in frontline managers

Pandemic leadership has unsurprisingly meant a lot of leadership challenges and change in 2020. While many companies have focused on reviewing the business strategy, the focus on leadership strategy and development will have undoubtedly waned and potentially been put on ...
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End of Year performance appraisals: How to pick up the pieces of 2020 and prepare for 2021

Organisational-wide learning and performance management practices typically rely on face-to-face learning and prescribed processes. These standard methods have many benefits, however the rapid shift to remote and flexible working has added layers of complexity in their delivery and effectiveness. In ...
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3 Leadership Myths That Hinder Success In A Remote World Of Work

As the world of work becomes increasingly remote, leadership capability needs strengthening to drive success in the new digital environment. Here's how organisations can improve their leaders of today - and develop those of tomorrow - to fuel growth. Strengthening ...
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The Myth of the Well-Rounded Leader

It’s performance appraisal time already for one of my clients. Managers are busy assigning individual ratings and reflecting on how people have achieved the things they were aiming for 12 months ago(!). A common part of this process is assessing ...
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Introducing My Leadership Strengths

We've been working hard behind the scenes in recent weeks, so as we start September we are excited to be sharing an important update with you, including a name change! The pandemic: what we are seeing This years pandemic has, ...
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DLiH Announce new Self Assessment Tool

Developing Leaders in Health are pleased to announce that they have recently embarked upon the design and build of a new self assessment version of their DLiH Leadership 360 Assessment. The new tool will be launched in early August 2020. ...
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Is the Leadership Competency Framework irrelevant in the age of Agile?

The NHS Interim People Plan, published in June last year, outlines an ambitious and urgent set of priorities for public health across the UK. At its heart is ‘improving the leadership culture’ with a big emphasis on developing a new ...
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Imagine if all leaders in Healthcare could access quality feedback

It is widely accepted that effective leadership is critical to the success of the healthcare industry. We also know that regular and constructive feedback is key to developing leadership effectiveness. Despite these critical links, healthcare organisations face many barriers providing ...
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NHS Federation Leadership Team Case Study

The Challenge The NHS Federation Leadership Team had recently undergone a series of team changes, including appointing a new Chair, and embarking upon a program of professional development. The team needed to work out the key issues that they needed ...
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Welcome to My Leadership Strengths

My Leadership Strengths is a proprietary leadership capability framework. It has been developed using analysis and research from leading publications, best practice organisations and academic studies. The research includes mapping against future leadership requirements and existing leadership frameworks in the ...

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