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My name is Adam Cairns and I work as a Healthcare CEO.

This is my personal blog. It is focused on ethical leadership in a healthcare context.

I started HealthyLeaderBlog because It can be an exhausting business balancing the many competing priorities healthcare leaders routinely face. My philosophy is if you are going to lead well, you must be ready to do your best for the people in your care, but not at the cost of your own health or happiness. 

The challenge for many healthcare leaders I've known is how to look after themselves when their whole focus is on delivering for their organisation.

I write on leadership, innovation and personal productivity and on occasion, stuff that doesn't neatly fit into these categories.

My goal is to create insightful, relevant content that you can put to work in your personal and professional life. I aim to provide advice, tips and practical tactics that you can put into use straight away to help you become a more healthy leader.

If you are in a position of leadership – or aspire to be  a healthy leader – then this blog is for you.

I typically post two to three times per week. To make sure you don't miss my newest posts, you can subscribe via RSS or email.

My Top Posts

If you're new to my blog, you might want to start with my most popular posts. Here are the top posts in each category.




Weekly Letters

Each week I write a letter to staff. You can find the most popular ones here.

You can also check my blog archive for a list of every post I have written or search function in the sidebar to find other posts that might be of interest.

My Biography

I spent over thirty years working in the National Health Service in the UK, serving as CEO in three different healthcare organisations.

I live and work in Doha, Qatar where I'm CEO of Al Wakra Hospital and Medical City part of the Hamad Medical Corporation and I'm a visiting professor at Cardiff Medical School, at Cardiff University with an interest in innovation.

I am happily married with four wonderful children. In my free time I love to walk, take photographs, read interesting books and listen to music.

My Contact Information

You can contact me via e-mail at or follow me on Twitter where you'll find me @adamcairnsorg. I'm also seen on LinkedIn.


This is my personal blog. The opinions I express here do not necessarily reflect those of my employer.