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Why is leadership not in the dialogue of health innovation?

Why is leadership not in the dialogue of health innovation?

With so much happening from a policy perspective in health at the moment it’s easy to forget our own day to day role in promoting change and innovation in service provision. In this post  Duane Attree, health consultant and former healthcare executive, looks at how those on the ground can enable innovation in their own […]

On the challenges of leading clever people and motivating reform-overloaded workplaces

On the challenges of leading clever people and motivating reform-overloaded workplaces

The challenges of leading clever people and of motivating workplaces subject to constant change were much-discussed at a recent Health Workforce Australia conference in Adelaide. Jennifer Doggett reports: “I could listen to him for hours,” said one enthusiastic delegate at the Health Workforce Australia Conference after the presentation by leadership expert Dr Peter Fuda. “He’s given me […]

Moving the health sector beyond command and control models of leadership

Moving the health sector beyond command and control models of leadership

How can health services shift from operating on a “burning platform”, where crisis and fear rule, to a “burning ambition” environment, which encourages reflection, collaboration and innovation? Good leadership is critical to making this shift, according to prominent management consultant Dr Peter Fuda, who will be a keynote speaker at the forthcoming Health Workforce Australia conference, to […]

Where are our public health leaders like Michael Bloomberg et al?

Where are our public health leaders like Michael Bloomberg et al?

Tim Flannery and colleagues at the new crowd-funded Climate Council (you can register support here) are setting a strong example in leadership and community engagement for the public health sector. Their example also raises the question of whether public health – also facing cuts from the new Government – would have the community support and the […]

On the contradiction at the heart of our search for better leadership

On the contradiction at the heart of our search for better leadership

This post brings together a range of reflections upon leadership – with some specific references to health – in these tumultuous times in national politics. It is deeply sad but also somehow fitting to be compiling this post while watching the State Memorial Service for the late Dr Yunupingu, who gave us such an inspiring example of […]

What can the world of Disney teach hospital leaders?

What can the world of Disney teach hospital leaders?

As book titles go, If Disney Ran Your Hospital; 9 ½ Things You Would Do Differently, is certainly one that captures attention. The author, Fred Lee, has worked both in managing health services – and for Disney. According to his website, Disney recruited him because of his expertise in helping hospitals achieve a culture that inspires […]

Australian Medicare Local Alliance directors announced – and some creative thoughts on what we might expect of them

Australian Medicare Local Alliance directors announced – and some creative thoughts on what we might expect of them

The five new directors on the Australian Medicare Local Alliance (AML Alliance) Board have been announced: Ms Alison Comparti: A registered nurse in WA with her own business consultancy and long involvement in local government and community organisations. Philip Davies: Professor of Health Systems & Policy, University of Queensland, and Knowledge Broker, Partnership Centres for […]