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The board game that helps everyone recognise they’re a leader

Nursing staff across all bands and roles take the lead – but often without recognising it
health visitor with a patient

Nursing staff across all bands and roles take the lead in many areas – but often without recognising it

  • It’s common for nursing staff to take the lead – while struggling to see themselves as leaders
  • Researcher devised a board game to help health visitors discuss and reflect on the issue
  • Everyone can demonstrate leadership, whatever their role in an organisation

How can you bring theories of leadership alive, particularly for those who don’t see themselves as leaders?

That was the quandary faced by Karen Stansfield, whose doctoral research focused on how health visitors understand leadership. ‘We’ve had 20 years of policies on how nurses and health visitors need to strengthen their leadership, yet we still don’t seem to be achieving as much as we would like,’ says


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