Advanced Leadership Programme (2018-19)

Action Learning Set Resources

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Introductory Day

Action Learning Guide - Academi Wales          Leading in the Welsh Public Service - a leadership behaviours framework for senior leaders (2017)

Academi Wales Learning Channel                    Action Learning - Sowing Seeds                   Introduction to Action Learning - PowerPont Slides


ALS 1 - Introduction to Action Learning and Learning Styles

Learning Styles Questionnaire                             Learning Styles Questionnaire - Explanations               TED Talk - Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator 

Resilience Enhancing Thinking Patterns            Pre-ALS Issue Brief - pdf version                                      Pre-ALS Issue Brief - Word version            

Seven Pre-ALS Questions - pdf version             Seven Pre-ALS Questions - Word version                      The Time Matrix - Urgency and Importance

Johari Window                                                          ALP ALS Evaluation Summary (North Wales) - 27th March 2018        ALP ALS Evaluation Summary (South Wales) 29th March 2018


ALS 2 - Leadership - a principles and strengths-based perspective

VIA Survey of Character Strengths - Univ of Penn       Being Nice is Not Enough - Hay Research - 2012             Leading across the Health and Care System - Kings Fund 2017 

Caring to Change - Kings Fund - May 2017                     Leadership in Turbulent Times - Sowing Seeds              Leadership Development in Health Care - Kings Fund 2015 

Leading Effectively - questions for reflection                Leadership Styles Questionnaire                                        Effective Leaders Questionnaire     

Jim Collins - Good to Great - Executive Summary        In Praise of the Incomplete Leader                                     Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership - Kouzes and Posner  

Leading in Uncertain Times - Slides pdf copy               10 10 10 Rule                                                                            10 80 10 Delegation Principle - John Maxwell     

Shirtless Dancing Guy - YouTube Link                              ALP ALS Evaluation Summary (South Wales)- 3rd May 2018

ALP ALS Evaluation Summary (North Wales) - 1st May 2018       


ALS 3 - Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Leadership for Tomorrow - Once More With Feeling                   Emotional Intelligence - Mind Tools                                            Emotional Bank Account

Johari Window                                                                                       EQ - self assessment tool                                                             CORE - the neuroscience of relationships - 2013     


EQ and Organisational Success                                                        Emotional Intelligence Competencies                                       EQ - the edge (Text Book Link)

Bar-On EQi - link to webpage                                                              Bar-On EQi - model                                                                          The 'ABCDE' Model


Daedalus Trust - Hubris in Leadership                                            ALP ALS Evaluation Summary (North Wales) - 12 June 2018


ALP ALS Evaluation Summary (South Wales) 14th June 2018


ALS 4 - Leadership - Influencing and Persuading

Push Me Pull You Diagnostic Tool                                                             Handout - Push Me Pull You Diagnostic Tool                           The Skills of Influencing  

The Third Alternative - Dr.Stephen R.Covey                                            Exerting more power or influence exercise                             Influencing - the skill for success  

The Science of Peruasion - Dr Robert Cialdini - YouTube                    Leading and Influencing - presentation slides                        The Maximus Principle   


GROW Coaching Framework / Model                                                        Perceptual Positioning Technique                                              Conflict Resolution Mediation Checklist              


ALP ALS Evaluation Summary (North Wales) - 17th July 2018          ALP ALS Evaluation Summary - South Wales - 19th July 2018


ALS 5 - Leading with Political Awareness

Perspectives on Politics Questionnaire                                             Practising the Art of Positive Politics                                  Political Awareness - Skills You Need Website              

Leading with Political Awareness - a very brief summary             Political Behaviour - Buchanan                                             Managing Organisational Politics - CSL                                         

Mastering the Power Zone                                                                     Senedd TV - live and archived NAfW proceedings           Confirmation Bias

Leading with Political Awareness - Warwick B'ness School         Owl Fox Donkey Sheep                                                           Power Types     

The Influence of Power and Politics in Organizations                      Political Awareness - PowerPoint Slides                          Six Category Intervention Analysis - John Heron

DESC - Assertiveness Technique                                                         ALP ALS Evaluation Summary - North Wales - 18th September 2018


ALP ALS Evaluation Summary - South Wales - 20th September 2018



ALS 6 - Leading with Resilience


Emotional Resilience - pre-ALS On-line Questionnaire                    How Distorted Thinking Increases Stress and Anxiety         Sowing Seeds - Wellbeing

 Emotional Resilience Toolkit                                                                   How Successful People Stay Calm                                            Working With Our Own Vulnerability

Developing Resilience - Research Report - 2011 CIPD et al            How Can I Improve My Personal Resilience?                           The Hero's Journey - Coaching Card  

Glass Half Full - IDeA Report 2010                                                          Resilience Enhancing Thinking Patterns                                   Six Thinking Hats - Edward De Bono   

Nursing Standard - Developing Resilience - August 2018                Resilience - GP Update Resource


ALP ALS Evaluation Summary - North Wales - 6th November 2018      ALP ALS Evaluation Summary - North Wales - 8th November 2018



ALS 7 - Adaptive Leadership and Change

Sowing Seeds - Adaptive Leadership                                                    Leading Adaptive Change - a very brief overview             Leadership in a Permanent Crisis - Heifetz et al 2009


Transforming the NHS - Second Order Change                                 Managing Transitions - William Bridges                              Adaptive Leadership and Change - Co-coaching Questions      


True North - a brief overview             ALP ALS Evaluation Summary - North Wales - 8th January 2019                  ALP ALS Evaluation Summary - South Wales - 10th January 2019                               



ALS 8 - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - making leadership development 'stick'!

Seven Habits - Stephen R Covey - Executive Summary                     Seven Habits Executive Summary - MP3 file                      7 Habits - Quick MBA

Identifying your Circle of Concern                                                        The Time Matrix - Urgency and Importance                        DR GRAC - Delegation                                                                                                

Self-help Classics - Stephen R. Covey 7 Habits                                   10 Tips to Crack New Habits                                                ALP ALS Evaluation Summary - North Wales - 5th March 2019


ALP ALS Evaluation Summary - South Wales - 7th March 2019