Leadership insight #11 / 2022: Supporting teams to excel - diverse members and psychological safety
We work in teams so we can deliver complex, expert, and tailored care as needed. To do this our teams need a range of people in them, each bringing their unique skills and expertise, experience, and perspective. Greater diversity in teams is, logically, an asset, as more expertise can be brought to the task at hand.
Leadership insight #10 / 2022: Trust: How to build more trust at work
In leadership, trust is one of the core building blocks upon which good relationships are built. Trust enables effective collaboration and cooperation that are so essential for providing complex care over time. Trust is foundational leadership capital.
Leadership insight #9 – 2022: Friendships at work: why they matter
Many doctors we are speaking with now are referencing how much they are missing friends at work. They miss seeing and spending time with colleagues and they miss the opportunities to transition these collegial relationships into friendships. These relationships are sustaining. This is what ‘engagement,’ well-being and connectedness is.
Leadership Insight #8 - 2022: Names matter! Why getting people's names right is an important leadership skill
It’s such a simple idea, often difficult to do, and it’s a core part of inclusive leadership behaviour.
Leadership insight #7 – 2022: Saying ‘no’: Why it’s an important leadership skill and how to do it
These days it seems like there are more and more demands on our time and energy, with ‘work’ being one of the biggest culprits. Often these work demands are important and time-sensitive and do need to get done. However, saying ‘yes’ to everything is not the answer: Sometimes you need to say ‘no.’
Leadership Insight #6 - 2022: Getting comfortable with constant change
Constant change is with us it seems: “The pace of change has increased massively in light of the pandemic. Managing it now requires a strategy akin to white-water rafting.”
Leadership Insight #5 – 2022: Leading exhausted teams
Taking leadership is about being clear on our role and purpose, about containing and organising collaborative work, and containing anxiety so people don’t get overwhelmed. AMAV Leadership development consultant, coach and educator Dr Anna Clark (PhD) provides some small, everyday actions, that can help you lead exhausted teams.
Leadership Insight #4 – 2022: Sharing our grief and loss can be important leadership work
The COVID pandemic has impacted us all. Two years on from the start of the pandemic, it’s important to keep attending to feelings of grief and loss, and for leaders to provide containment for their staff and colleagues.
Leadership Insight #3 – 2022: The role of controlled processing and intentional behaviour in combatting unconscious bias
This year's theme for International Women’s Day is “Break the Bias”. In AMA Victoria's leadership and professional coaching work, we talk with many women – and men – for whom gender bias is very real. In this Leadership Insight, we focus our attention on the issue and detail some practical steps that we can all take to break the cycle of stereotype-based bias and discrimination.