Looking beyond tasks to develop flexible leadership

Barton, Adrian, Johns, Nick and Magee, Sally (2017) Looking beyond tasks to develop flexible leadership. British Journal of Healthcare Management, 23 (2). pp. 56-61. ISSN 1358-0574

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There is a determination within health and social care to make leaders and leadership better and more able to face the challenges presented by an ever-changing social, political and organisational landscape. However, this determination is not without difficulties, especially the challenge of changing existing work place culture and climate. This paper reports on the findings of an evaluation of a leadership development programme delivered to senior leaders in health and social care. It uses qualitative data to demonstrate that even in a safe and risk-free environment health and social care leaders approached a hypothetical scenario in a defensive, hierarchical and expert-led manner and only after they were given ‘expert’ permission to change leadership style did they act collectively and seek to adopt a transformational style of leadership.

Item Type: Article
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Keywords: Leadership, Organisational culture, Flexibility, Change, Task-oriented
Depositing User: Ms Kerry Kellaway
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2019 15:37
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2019 15:37
URI: https://marjon.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17501
Related URLs: https://www.mag ... hc.2017.23.2.56 (Publisher URL)

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