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ABC of Clinical Leadership, 2nd Edition

ABC of Clinical Leadership, 2nd Edition

Tim Swanwick, Judy McKimm

ISBN: 978-1-119-13433-6 January 2017 Wiley-Blackwell 104 Pages




The ABC of Clinical Leadership explores and develops the key principles of leadership and management.  It outlines the scope of clinical leadership, emphasising its importance in the clinical context, especially for improving patient care and health outcomes in rapidly changing health systems and organisations. Using short illustrative case studies, the book takes a systematic approach to leadership of clinical services, systems and organisations; working with others and developing individual leadership skills. 

This second edition has been fully updated to reflect recent developments in the field, including current thinking in leadership theory, as well as a focus throughout on workforce development and working in multidisciplinary healthcare teams.  International examples are used to reflect global practice and two new chapters on leading projects and followership have been added.

Combining theory and practical clinical examples, and written by clinical educators with a wealth of experience of leadership in the clinical and educational environment, the ABC of Clinical Leadership is an ideal resource for all healthcare professionals, both during training and for continuing professional development.

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Contributors vii

Preface viii

1 The Importance of Clinical Leadership 1
Sarah Jonas, Layla McCay and Sir Bruce Keogh

2 Leadership and Management 5
Andrew Long

3 Leadership Theories and Concepts 9
Tim Swanwick

4 Followership 14
Hester Mannion and Judy McKimm

5 Leading Groups and Teams 19
Lynn Markiewicz, Michael West and Judy McKimm

6 Leading and Managing Change 24
Valerie Iles

7 Leading Organisations 29
Stuart Anderson

8 Leading in Complex Environments 33
David Kernick and Tim Swanwick

9 Leading and Improving Clinical Services 38
Fiona Moss

10 Leading Projects 43
Jonathan Gardner

11 Educational Leadership 50
Judy McKimm and Tim Swanwick

12 Collaborative Leadership and Partnership Working 56
Judy McKimm

13 Understanding Yourself as Leader 61
Chris Lake and Jennifer King

14 Leading in Culturally Diverse Health Services 66
Tracie Jolliff , Tim Swanwick and Judy McKimm

15 Gender and Clinical Leadership 72
Celia Taylor and Judy McKimm

16 Values‐Based, Authentic and Ethical Leadership 77
Deborah Bowman and Tim Swanwick

17 Developing Leadership at All Levels 81
Tim Swanwick and Judy Butler

Index 86