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Collaborating & Influencing

Collaborative leadership is essential to meet the challenge of greater personalisation of services and integrated working. As pressure grows on resources, working with and influencing others in strategic roles across organisations and sectors is an increasingly important way to achieve optimum outcomes.

As a corporate or strategic leader your role may involve:

  • building trusting relationships and using evidence to influence the thinking, behaviour and practice of colleagues in other organisations
  • managing a range of complex and conflicting perspectives to move towards a shared solution
  • demonstrating how collaborative work across boundaries is leading to improved outcomes.

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What Others Say

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Gloria McLoughlin - Scottish Care

"The ability to build trust, to relate to others with integrity and to ‘bridge’ diversity are all essential skills for those engaged in leadership activities across agency and sector boundaries."

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

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