Leadership Training For Novice Managers

Leadership Training For Novice Managers

Project Background

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, now one of the largest in the country, was formed in April 2000 by the merger of the three former acute hospital trusts.

With four main hospitals and four further hospitals providing additional services, the Trust provides a comprehensive range of hospital-based medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetric and gynaecological services to the 700,000 population of Lincolnshire.

Specific Challenges

The ward leader's programme needed external input to inspire ward leaders to become effective leaders, particularly during this time of change.

The majority of ward leaders are new managers with little leadership training. In order to deliver robust, confident leadership, they needed a better understanding of their staff.

Measure of Success

Measure of Success

360° feedback.


Maxlowe Solution

A one day programme for delegates to identify their own strengths and those of their team through MBTI*. In addition, ward leaders were introduced to the traits that make an effective leader and helped to identify whether they were in possession of, or might develop, these traits themselves.



All delegates left the programme with a personal action plan to develop with their line manager


All the 360° feedback so far has been excellent, with more in-depth feedback ongoing.

"Very interesting content. Generated open discussion. Relevant and thought provoking. Content would be valuable at senior nurse level."

"Excellent speaker – very inspirational. MBTI* – Brilliant – Excellent to have an understanding of leadership type, would like to learn more."

"Made me think about my skills and how I should improve, very informative."" I've attended several study days on Leadership but never enjoyed one as much as this one. The presentation and interaction made the day for me."

* The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.