9 lessons I’ve learned on my leadership journey

Last week I travelled to Birmingham and gave a keynote speech at the Student Leadership Programme from the Council of Deans. My preparation for this speech was an exercise of reflection, a profound introspection with my personal and professional experiences, challenges and achievements. As a nurse you always have the power to inspire and motivate …

My first year speaking at Congress

Last year I stood up to speak about the European Referendum at the RCN Congress but it was too late. Due to the large number of speakers and the time allocated for the debate, Stuart Mackenzie had to close the queue and ask members to return to their sits. And so I did. Sue Woodward, …

“Sit at the table”

I'm a millennial senior young nurse and feminist black woman with a multi ethnic background, born and raised in an EU country. I'm a minority. I'm a young woman in a senior nurse position. The first thing people usually think (and sometimes say) of me when they see me is that I'm young and that …

My social leadership strategy

Last week Marie Batey (@Marie_Batey) sent me a link through Twitter where Mark Anderson (@ICTEvangelist) talks about social leadership (see here). Mark asks some questions at the end and although I had thought about the answers before, it was a great exercise to blog them! What is your social media strategy? I've always used social media. …