Project lift

The Project Lift approach seeks to identify, support, enhance and grow leadership talent at all levels within NHSScotland. By doing this, it will transform our services and improve the experience of our people.

Visit the Project's dedicated website to find out more about how it can help you reach your potential.


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Leadership Development Resources

This page provides access to readily available development resources and activities for leaders interested in developing themselves, and others, as leaders. They are available and useful to all levels, geographies and professions across Scotland.

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The 6 Health & Social Care Leadership Capabilities

These 6 eLearning modules will aid your own reflections in how you practice leadership, challenge your thinking and see your context from other perspectives.


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Health Management Online

Here you will find the most up-to-date literature on Leader and leadership activities.


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Leadership Links

Leadership Links provides bite-sized learning opportunities, such as live and recorded web-based learning events and face-to-face events, for leaders and managers at all levels.


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Health and Social Care 360 Feedback Tool

This tool is designed to help health and social care professionals reflect on their leadership capabilities. By using the tool, you can rate your own performance, and ask colleagues to provide feedback too. 


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People Connect

This website helps you to make connections with people, access a coach or a mentor, exchange information and share knowledge. You'll need an Athens account to log in.


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GoodPractice provides a wide range of resources on leadership, strategy development, management and personal development.  Here you can search for How to Guides, videos, articles and case studies etc.


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Workforce Scotland

Workforce Scotland is a collaborative initiative that supports and enables the public service workforce to work together to deliver the services that matter to the people of Scotland.


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Project Lift Line Manager Guide to SAQ Conversations

Have you had a member of your team ask to talk about their Project Lift SAQ? This webinar is designed to offer line managers a quick and practical guide on how to have a conversation about a team member’s SAQ.

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Leadership Exchange Video

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Project Lift Performance Appraisal Documents
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Self-directed Resources

Many people find it helpful to have regular, bite-sized chunks of relevant learning sent to them, nudging their development and catching their attention with new ideas and creative ways of sharing resources. You can do this via social media tools such as Twitter and LinkedIn, or by signing up for bulletins and newsletters. You can also bookmark other inspiring and challenging resources in your web browser for future reference.

Search online to find your own favourites, or ask a colleague what their favourite resources are. Some suggestions include Project Lift on TwitterTED, the Harvard Business Review and McKinsey