Effective leadership involves creating a compelling vision for the future and being able to communicate this within and across organisations. As leaders in social care, the registered manager can influence the strategic direction of the business by engaging and working with colleagues and stakeholders from the health and care system as well as communicating and motivating the team towards achieving business outcomes. Successful leaders are proactive rather than reactive and help their teams and organisations to innovate, progress and spot opportunities for service improvements and development.
Aligned to Creating a Vision and Delivering the Strategy, The Leadership Framework, NHS Leadership Academy and The Leadership Qualities Framework for Adult Social Care, and covering the following areas:
The most effective leaders adopt an approach which looks at the bigger picture, beyond just the interests of their own organisations or profession to that of the local system and the community as a whole. This kind of systems leadership results in collaborative joined up working and the development of the most successful partnership relationship.
Leaders in the best performing health care organisations prioritise a vision and develop a strategic narrative focused on high quality, compassionate care. In these organisations, all leaders made it clear that high quality compassionate care is the core purpose and priority of the organisation Visions must also be translated into actions that can then be disseminated to the team and throughout the service.