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Showing leadership in a time of change

Change takes its toll on everyone. In the third and final part of our leadership series, Mandy Day-Calder looks at what you can do to help patients, colleagues and yourself to flourish in uncertain times.
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Change takes its toll on everyone. In the third and final part of our leadership series, Mandy Day-Calder looks at what you can do to help patients, colleagues and yourself to flourish in uncertain times

Think back to any change within your clinical environment that has had a direct impact on your role. It may have been limited to your ward or something that was implemented across the whole of your NHS trust. Now think of all the emotions linked to this change, both positive and negative.

If you didn’t have any say in what was happening and felt the change was imposed on you, the balance of your emotions may be more negative.

If too many changes happened at once you may have just felt overwhelmed. You are more

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