“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” — Warren Bennis
There’s income, expenditures, culture, philosophy, training, policies, procedures and health and safety. In a nutshell that’s what the operation side of a care home is. However as we know, it goes much, much deeper than that. Expenditures keep growing, health & safety is a minefield of red tape and grey areas, and the paperwork is endless.
But while there is a large degree of obligatory work that needs to be done by leaders and their team – is it really that complex? It’s certainly time consuming and monotonous. But difficult? No. Running a care home is actually a pretty simple business. The problem is the insecurity of some people who run them.
This post appeared in the Care Home Leadership blog September 16th 2014