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Lesley McGregor | Learning on the Job and Finding a Leadership Mentor

We’re joined by Lesley MeGregor, the Managing Director of the Health & Care division of the Eric Wright Group. Lesley joined the Eric Wright Group (a profit for purpose organisation) in September 2021, as Managing Director of its Health & Care business, which works in partnership with the NHS and Local Authorities to support the delivery of clinical services across the North West of England. 


Prior to this, Lesley worked for the Community Health Partnerships (CHP) where she worked for eight and a half years, six of which she held the position of Regional Property Director across the North West, North East and Yorkshire.


In this episode we spoke about Lesley’s experiences of stepping into more and more senior roles, some of the mistakes she made along the way, how her style changed over the years, how she sought out and responded to feedback… and the value she has always taken from having great mentors and pausing to reflect.


Before we get into the episode though I have an ad from one of our sponsors, estarli.


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If I’m totally honest, when electric bikes first hit the market, I was pretty skeptical and dismissive of them as an avid road biker… but that says more about my thinking at the time than the bikes.


Having spent the last week using one to commute to and from my office, I’m now a huge fan. The addition of the motor means that I can quickly and easily get to and from work without being sweaty, and a little disheveled when I get there!


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It’s got a 50km range, Shimano 7 speed gear set, 5 power modes, and a removable battery for easy charging.


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But for now, let’s get back to this episode and my conversation with Lesley McGregor.



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