Ben Clarke (Part 1): Leadership Techniques in Pre-Hospital Care
In part 1 of our conversation with Ben Clarke (Assistant medical director of London Ambulance Service), we talk about leadership in pre-hospital care. What’s more important – a good leader, or a good team willing to follow? Can you teach leadership or does it only come from experience? Can you be born a leader? How do you empower different types of staff on-scene? Join us as we explore the nature of leadership in pre-hospital care.
Key points from this episode
02:45 Beyond the buzzword – What is leadership?
07:00 Can we teach leadership? Does it need to come from experience alone?
10:00 How do you teach how to make others feel safe in stressful situations?
11:15 What’s more important, the ability to lead or the team’s willingness to be lead?
15:15 Eat the meat and spit out the bones.
18:15 How do you get honest feedback from your team?
22:20 Sharing vulnerability as a leader.
23:40 The energy investment model and how to empower each of the four energy investment types.
30:25 Is it possible to empower the attitudinal victim?
34:20 The concept of “micro-teams”.
37:30 The emotional challenges of arriving on scene early as advanced care.
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