TAKE THE FIELD Leading in the Time to Serve

March 17, 2020

Written by Mashal Peerzada

On the 17th of March, 2020 the Health Service Executive (HSE), Irelands health and social service provider, appealed to all non-working healthcare professionals to be “on call for Ireland”. Within three days of the HSE’s announcement, 50,000 former healthcare professionals registered, including Leo Varadkar, the Irish Prime Minister, who rejoined the country’s medical register and began working one shift a week as the country grappled with a growing COVID-19 outbreak. At Activ8, we often talk of leadership as an act of service. Our leadership framework,