Coming alongside

An example of developing ‘ordinary heroes’ and their organisations

An example of the application of ‘Living Leadership’ is the work Ashridge has done with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). We have been privileged in the last three years to work with over 300 leaders of health research across England.

NIHR was set up in 2006. Its mission is to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research and it currently spends £1 billion per year. Participants work in worlds that are receiving strong support from the Government – even in a time of cutbacks. This means there are huge pressures on participants to perform – in a business that may take decades to show results – and many new and challenging ...

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