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From nurse to trust chief: ‘my background informs my style of staff leadership’

Cancer centre chief executive’s own experience of being disciplined shaped her approach
Liz Bishop

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre chief executive’s own experience of being disciplined shaped her management approach

Although she is now a chief executive, Liz Bishop still tells staff how she was once disciplined for making a clinical error as a nurse.

‘When I tell people, it’s a powerful story. Perhaps you don’t get many chief execs saying they made a mistake,’ says Dr Bishop, who became chief executive of Liverpool’s Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in November 2018.

What you can learn from errors of leadership

The incident happened more than 20 years ago, but she can still recall all the details, especially how it made her feel.


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