Using the 7 Habits programme to develop effective leadership
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Using the 7 Habits programme to develop effective leadership

David Leeson Clinical education lead, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Mark Millar Senior lecturer in community district nursing (health informatics), Department of clinical education and leadership, University of Bedfordshire., Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

David Leeson and Mark Millar describe how a short training programme led participants to recognise the need for change on professional and personal levels

This article discusses a short leadership programme for nurse and allied health professional leaders working in a community or community hospital environment in England. It describes the adoption, adaption, implementation, delivery and interim evaluation of the programme. The article sets out the background that led to adoption of the 7 Habits for Healthcare programme and discusses the concepts outlined. It also reflects on feedback from delegates between three and nine months after they completed the programme, to explore how it has influenced them professionally and personally.

Nursing Management. 20, 6, 31-37. doi: 10.7748/nm2013.


Conflict of interest

None declared

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 18 June 2013

Accepted: 16 July 2013

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