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A conversation with the “world’s leading change agent in nursing care”.

In this episode we explore if leadership is overvalued. Are management schools and transformation consultants too much focused on the managers? Learn from Jos de Blok, the world’s leading change agent in nursing care, why this is a problem. ‘It’s bad for business, and for the manager themselves’, he states.

Introducing Jos de Blok and Buurtzorg

Jos de Blok is a world’s leading change agent when it comes to nursing care and organizational simplification. He has turned nursing care in The  Netherlands completely upside down. With Buurtzorg Nederland (Netherlands Neighbourhood care), he has reintroduced the work of the district nurse.

In 2019 Jos de Blok won the The ideas Into Practice Award. The Buurtzorg model of self-management has far-reaching applications beyond healthcare. Jos also received a Social Impact award from the World Economic Forum in May 2022.

Basic principles:

  • Innovative ideas have power and can change the world
  • Human connection is essential
  • New thinking can lead to a better future

Topics we discuss

  • Is leadership overvalued?
  • How is a crisis (like Covid) tackled in an organization with no managers?
  • What’s the biggest mistake most leaders make?
  • Where to start your transformation to an organization with no managers
  • And so much more

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