This year's Lilly lecture takes place on Thursday 20 April 2017 from 7pm. David Rooke, director of Harthill Consulting, will be speaking on the subject of 'Essential capabilities for medical leaders in complex times'.
The unceasing mixture of medical, social, political and economic pressures arguably makes leading in the NHS radically more challenging than it has ever been. Medical leaders are stretched. Working harder in an already overloaded system isn’t a useful response – the viable option is to work smarter.
But a leader can’t just will this – simply choosing smarter over harder. It requires personal and organisational investment in growing leadership capacity.
David will explore six key capabilities demonstrated by leaders who thrive in the face of messy complexity and, importantly, he will consider what practices leaders can adopt to increase the smartness, or wisdom, of their leadership.
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception with a finger buffet. The dress code is lounge suits.