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Collaborating & Influencing

Using your leadership skills to collaborate with and influence others can be an effective way of improving outcomes. As a front line worker your leadership will often be seen in how you work in partnership with people who use your service, as well as colleagues from your own organisation and other agencies or sectors.

Influencing the thinking, practice and decision making of others may involve:

  • Building positive working relationships and networks based on transparency and integrity
  • Identifying and working towards a shared purpose or goals
  • Understanding how diverse views can lead to creative solutions for better outcomes
  • Using evidence, information and research to influence others, including those who have authority over you.

Collaborating & Influencing Resources

Examples from Practice

What Others Say

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Gloria McLoughlin - Scottish Care

"I think we are going to have to work together, going forward in the current climate. It’s going to have to be about collaboration. And it’s going to be about setting old suspicions aside and working together going forward."

University of Stirling et al. (2010) Leading Together, Dundee, SSSC

Leadership Capability Indicators
Continuous Learning Framework (CLF)
Standards for Childhood Practice
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