Helen Bevan's Tweets of the Week: February 7, 2017

Horizons' Chief Transformation Officer Helen Bevan is an influential Twitter user. Her feed, followed by tens of thousands of users, curates a wealth of insights, knowledge, and information about transformation in health and care from other thought leaders across the world.


  1. I hope you find my Tweets of the Week useful! If you have any feedback, do get in touch - @helenbevan or the Horizons team @theEdgeNHS. Don't forget you can register to receive a notification when the latest one has been published by setting up a free Storify account, and follow Horizons CIC.
  2. More than 1,000 people have already signed up for the School for Change Agents! Have you? It's a free, five week virtual course open to anyone and everyone who wants to learn about how to make change happen! It's easy to enrol, just pop your email address in the box at the top of this page: theedge.nhsiq.nhs.uk/school/

  3. This graphic shows the immense potential of change agents, and why they are crucial for the new ways of working, open leadership, and shared power.

  4. Open leadership: distributing power across the organisation, not holding it for themselves.

  5. All of this might seem like being beyond some people's comfort zone. Stepping outside of your comfort zone can feel scary, but that is where all the magic happens! Feel the fear, and go for it!

  6. Drawing can be better than writing for aiding learning and retention of new things (leaving you with more emotional energy for getting out of your comfort zone, perhaps!): this fab sketchnote explains how and why.

  7. Nine useful tips for increasing your focus and reducing procrastination.

  8. Delivering a presentation to a room full of people can also feel scary...this sketchnote has some fab tips for how to make your presentation great.

  9. Do you recognise any of these traits in your team? If so, it would be wise to act on addressing them.

  10. Want people to change their minds or behaviours? Understand how they view the world, stand in their shoes.

  11. How to bridge the gap between those who champion transformation, and those who resist it.

  12. 10 ways to flip a kid (or colleague): not literally, of course...it's about how to flip attitude, and understanding how to get the best out of someone.

  13. Difficult conversations can be...difficult. This sketchnote has great advice for having a successful difficult conversation.