Together Leading Compassionately is a well-being offer that supports, connects and develops leaders and managers in health and care across Dorset.

T.L.C. is an offer of two halves; Inspirational 90-minute webinars hosted by expert speakers centred around managing and leading compassionately and collaboratively; And facilitated sessions that offer a safe space to connect, share, coach and learn with peers across the Dorset Health and Care system.

Inspiration Space

Keynote speakers 

Inspirational webinars from keynote speakers focused on leading with the wellbeing of others in mind and structured around  the “Our Leadership Way ” principles

  • 30 January 2023 13:00-14:30

    Andy Lister – Ex UK Special Forces Operator talks to us about his experiences in our elite military and the power of the human touch, compassion, and teamwork under extreme pressure and in high stakes situations.

Andy Lister joined the Marine Commandos at 18 and serving in the UK military for nearly 20 years. The last half of that in UK Special Forces – Special Boat Service (SBS). In 2014 he was medically discharged from the Forces after sustaining several severe injuries whilst deployed on an operation. This required 24 operations, mostly from our amazing teams at the National Health Service here in the UK. (Thank you NHS from Andy) Sadly, he could not go back to full active Tier 1 service and had to leave the teams at that point. Since then, he has worked his way up to Managing Director of a Global Digital Forensics organisation.

During this 90-minute webinar Andy will share some inspirational stories of his time in the military, specifically relating to his final mission where he will describe the power that human touch, compassion, humility and team camaraderie can all have physiologically as well as psychologically. He will describe how being vulnerable and ‘human’ at work can have significant benefits in building relationships and connections with others and how these traits can help build better resilience in yourself and in others to help push through the rough and tough times.

  • 15 February 2023 14:00-15:30

    Myron Rogers – A deep dive into Myron’s Maxims and why they are helpful in supporting cross organisational change.

Myron Rogers is an author, speaker and consultant with a practice in large-scale organisation change and leadership development. He co-authored the best-selling A Simpler Way. His work has covered a broad range of organisations and issues–from battlefield learning with the U.S. Army, post-Apartheid business development in South Africa and strategic change initiatives in the NHS. He is also known for “Myron’s Maxims”, simple rules for complex change.

Sometimes working with living systems and complexity can seem overwhelming. Complex theories combined with huge inter-related webs of relationships, people, activities, organisations, priorities, budgets and so on. During Myron’s 90 minutes with us he will discuss Myron’s Maxims – simple rules for complex change and will bring these to life and describe some of the work he has done with in the Dorset system to bring these to life and invite you to discuss your experiences of these in action in the work you do.

Myrons Maxim’s – a simple way of working with a living system:

  • People own what they help create
  • Real change happens in real work
  • Those who do the work, do the change
  • Connect the system to more of itself
  • Start anywhere, follow everywhere
  • The process you use to get to the future is the future you get.

Safe Space

Peer Coaching and Personal Support

Facilitated safe spaces for leaders and managers to improve their own/their team’s wellbeing by coaching and supporting each other with leadership challenges, especially during this time of an endless pandemic.

What is the offer?

  • You will form a group with up to 10 other leaders and managers from across the Dorset system, meeting once a month for just 2 hours.

  • A trained professional will facilitate the group to create a psychologically safe space to explore and support each other through your leadership dilemmas.

  • Open to any manager or leader across the system, the value being you will learn from others with a diversity of roles, experience, sectors, professions, organisations, cultures etc, truly embedding the concept of inter-disciplinarity.

  • Safe spaces will enable leaders and managers to explore the application of new learning from the webinars to their personal leadership and management challenges.

What are the benefits?

  • There is significant evidence to support the practice of stepping away from your problems to find new insights and solutions to previously taxing issues.

  • Sharing your problems and co-designing solutions and sharing your planned actions is a more effective way of ensuring changes are followed up on.

  • You will develop your own skills in coaching others, in active and compassionate listening and questioning as well as learning from peers across a variety of disciplines, experience, organisations and professions.

  • Providing restorative reflection time and action in practice to help you look after you as a manager and leader as well as look after those you manage.

All cohorts for the current Peer coaching and Personal Support sessions are now full.  To register your interest for future cohorts please email

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