What is Leadership?


  • Develop a better understanding of Leadership qualities and how to apply them in debriefing.

  • Analyse your own Leadership preferences and evaluate other's practice.

Estimated time to complete: 40 minutes

Throughout these bite-sized lessons we cannot hope to cover all of the content needed in the depth desired by all readers. The intention is to cover some core principles and flag key papers which can be used as springboards for your personal development.

Next steps:

Well, that depends on who you ask and the context which you're considering it.

Key points to look for when debriefing include:

  • Was there a clear Leader during the scenario?

  • Did the Leader role change at times?

  • Was the Leader use clear communication?

  • Did the Leader promote good teamwork?

  • Were they calm, confident and/or inspiring?

  • Did they consider other participant's strengths and weaknesses, without unfair assumptions?

  • What could they do to improve their skills?


further learning

Why not access the NHSX Edward Jenner Programme for free here - this is a well recognised programme which provides a certificate for your portfolio.

There is also a great repository of resources here developed by John Hunt.

If you are in the North East HEENE also support a number of programmes which can be accessed here.

Consider checking out this leadership course by the RCP for free.

Alternatively, a great read is the series by Ken Blanchard, starting with "The One Minute Manager" - its a quick read and covers some brilliant principles to develop your leadership style.

If you're looking for a quick & concise assessment tool for your simulations to inform debrief discussions consider this article and the "CALM tool".

See one paper below and its connected articles for a wider review of the literature:

Continue the discussion below