Helpful resources

Helpful Resources for Thing 1

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Stories of everyday leadership

Four stories from the emerging workforce (Kerry Musselbrook and Josie Vallely, Iriss, 2019)

The stories illustrate what everyday leadership looks like from the frontline – and the difference it can make to the lives of people that are supported.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 2

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

  • Kotter, J. 2012. Leading Change. Harvard Business Review Press
  • Scottish Social Services Council and IRISS. Continuous Learning Framework – The Framework for Continuous Learning in Social Services, Revised Edition 2014

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 3

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 4

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 5

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

Alexander Warren talks about dreaming of the future. In this video resource (available on Step into Leadership – Leadership in Practice) Alexander speaks of his dreams, achieving them, the involvement of others in journeying towards his vision and his motivation to inspire others to fulfil their dreams.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 6

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 7

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 8

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

Alexander Warren talks about dreaming of the future. In this video resource (available on Step into Leadership – Leadership in Practice), Alexander demonstrates motivational and inspirational leadership. He speaks of his dreams, achieving them, and his motivation to inspire others to fulfil their dreams. The story includes the involvement of others in supporting and encouraging Alexander and describes Alexander’s impact on the learning and development of social service workers.

Bluebird Care. In this video resource (available on Step into Leadership – Leadership in Practice) Tracy demonstrates many qualities of an empowering leader — including the enabling of care staff to exercise “autonomy, trust, passion and safe risks” to the benefit of customers.

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 9

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

 

Lisa’s childminding service. In this video resource (available on Step into Leadership – Leadership in Practice) Lisa demonstrates creativity and innovation in:

  • responding to the needs of individual children
  • developing her own service
  • building a collective childminding network

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 10

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 11

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 12

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 13

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

The Continuous Learning Framework identifies the skills social service workers need to be able to do their job well and what employers need to do to support them.

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 14

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

Resilience resources for social work and social care workers collected by Iriss, Social Work Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)

The Continuous Learning Framework (CLF) identifies the skills social service workers need to be able to do their job well and what employers need to do to support them.

Brené Brown: Power of vulnerability. This Ted.com video offers a perspective on resilience based on “engaging with the world from a place of vulnerability and worthiness.”

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 15

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

 

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 16

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

The SSSC Coaching Learning resource has content that is suitable for people with various levels  of coaching knowledge and skills from none to very experienced

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 17

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

SSSC Action Learning Set Resource Pack (cover and content).

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 18

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

The SSSC Appreciative Inquiry resource pack. You can use the whole resource to facilitate a cycle of Appreciative Inquiry or you can pick the materials to suit your learning, planning or service improvement activity.

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 19

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

On the Step into Leadership website, the video Citizen Leadership in Moray introduces Holly, who demonstrates how empowerment has helped her to:

  • express her own voice
  • build her confidence, advocacy skills and independence
  • use her influence and leadership to make positive changes that are of benefit to her, other service users and the wider community
  • contribute to service improvement and workforce development.

Also of importance is the part played by those supporting Holly, with their practice being underpinned by a positive attitude to understanding and promoting citizen leadership and a receptiveness to changing the way they work.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 20

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

The Continuous Learning Framework (CLF) sets out six organisational capabilities which provide employers with a springboard for building cultures which are supportive of developing leadership at all levels.

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 21

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

.

 

 

 

Helpful Resources for Thing 22

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Resources for Thing 23

Recent research, Enabling leadership, identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services. The research proposed a theory of change and logic model. The Leadership Logic Model includes descriptors of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes fundamental to good leadership.

Along with the Leadership Logic Model you may also find it helpful to look at the indicators for the six leadership capabilities. The six leadership capabilities, as shown below, were introduced in the first leadership strategy (Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland’s social services 2013-2015), consolidated in the second strategy (2016) (Enhancing leadership capability) and have remained core to our understanding and development of leadership.

Each of the Leadership Capabilities has an associated set of indicators focusing on the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to good leadership. The indicators help your self-evaluation and provide pointers for your development.

To access the leadership capability indicators:

  • click on Leadership Capability Indicators

The Step into Leadership Learning Log can help you to reflect on and record your learning.

The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and make sure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld. Whatever role you have in the health and social care workforce, your leadership can contribute to delivering these standards. As you engage with 23 Things Leadership, the Health and Social Care Standards will provide a useful benchmark for reflecting on your practice and evaluating the impact of your leadership behaviours.

Reflective practice

Reflective practice involves thinking about your practice, learning from what you have thought about and then making use of what you have learnt. Genuinely reflective thoughts often reveal areas for further development as well as strengths.

The instructions for each of the 23 Things:

  • invite you to reflect on different aspects of your leadership and practice
  • provide a step-by-step approach to help you think about your learning.

There are many different guides to reflection and reflective writing, including, for example:

  • Reflective writing — published under Creative Commons licence by Dundee and Angus College
  • Reflective practice — a resource provided by Iriss which introduces learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner, including reflective writing.
  • Preparing your evidence for open badges — providing evidence is the most important part of your badge. This guidance helps you to understand the evidence you need when applying for an open badge.