Helen Bevan's Tweets of the Week: May 18, 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. The NHS always does a fantastic job caring for patients - the response to the recent cyber attack demonstrated just how passionate, hard-working, and determined health and care staff are!

  2. Date for your diary: we have a whole week of change activity to look forward to in November!

  3. What great change agents know about people: is there anything that particularly resonates with you? Are there qualities you need to work on?

  4. Every revolution starts with a troublemaker. If you are a misfit, rebel, or troublemaker live these qualities with pride!

  5. An interesting statistic that demonstrates how crucial images are to successful change efforts. Use them to build and emphasise your narrative.

  6. Innovation is ignited by diverse ideas, thoughts, experience, and backgrounds - so get out there and meet people who aren't like you.

  7. Randomised Coffee Trials are a great way to connect people, start conversations, spark innovations. Here is how you can start your own:

  8. The fierce urgency of now: as relevant to our current era and circumstances as it was during the American Civil Rights Movement

  9. A profound question for system leaders: is the edge a border or a threshold? A barrier or an opportunity?

  10. We need to discover and learn as leaders in order to develop and grow, rather than to seek to prove which only stagnates

  11. Be angry like a leader (be constructive, productive, and create resilience)

  12. If you need help building that resilience, you could invest an hour in watching this excellent talk on restoring joy in work and preventing burnout.

  13. Six ways to enhance your problem-solving skills - another fab sketchnote.