Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9781847424877 Published March 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781847424860 Published March 2010 For sale in North and South America only

Leadership for Healthcare

Jean Hartley and John Benington

Leadership for Healthcare
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Jean Hartley and John Benington

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

156 pages | © 2010
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9781847424877 Published March 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781847424860 Published March 2010 For sale in North and South America only
It is vital for healthcare leaders to have a clear sense of which leadership ideas and practices are rooted in sound theory and convincing evidence, and which are more speculative. This book provides a coherent set of six lenses through which to scrutinise the leadership literature relevant to healthcare - leadership concepts, characteristics, contexts, challenges, capabilities and consequences. It offers a view of leadership beyond the traditional focus on the individual, and argues instead that leadership has to be understood and developed as a complex set of practices by many people within specific organisational and inter-organisational contexts and cultures.
Contents
List of tables and figures
Acknowledgements

1. Introducing leadership
    New look leadership—the height of fashion?
    The Warwick 6 C framework for thinking about leadership
    Leadership development
    Policy and practice implications
2. Leadership concepts
    What is meant by the term leadership?
    Perspectives on leadership
    Policy and practice implications
3. Characteristics of leadership
    Who are the leaders in healthcare?
    Individual and shared/distributed leadership
    Roles and sources of influence in organisational and network settings
    Policy and practice implications
4. The contexts of leadership
    Layers of context
    Policy and practice implications
5. The challenges of leadership
    Leadership as sense-making and as constituting challenges
    The natures of the challenges
    Challenges at the organisational and inter-organisational levels in healthcare
    Policy and practice implications
6. The capabilities of leadership
    Traits
    Behaviours
    The capabilities of leading networks and teams
    Transformational and transactional leadership behaviours and styles
    Post-transformational leadership
    What about gender?
    Policy and practice implications
7. Consequences of leadership
    Establishing causes and effects
    A framework linking leadership and organisational performance
    A public value perspective
    Evidence of the impact of leadership on organisational performance and health outcomes
    A contingency view of consequences
    Policy and practice implications
8. Leadership development
    What is leadership development?
    The concepts of leadership
    The characteristics of leadership
    The contexts of leadership
    The challenges of leadership
    The capabilities of leadership
    Consequences of leadership development
    Policy and practice implications
9. Conclusions

References
Index
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