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Leadership in Healthcare

Delivering Organisational Transformation and Operational Excellence


  • Includes three essential characteristics of leaders and leadership that can be used for further research or adapted practice

  • Features leadership competencies from ‘best practice’ health organizations around the world

  • Acknowledges alternative views of leadership and the importance of follower engagement


Part of the Organizational Behaviour in Health Care book series (OBHC)

Table of contents

About this book


1. Leadership in Dynamic and Diverse Health Sector Organisations.- 2. The Ecology of Healthcare.- 3. The Role of Leaders: The Importance of Leadership.- 4. Leading in the Health Sector: Research and Practice.- 5. A Model for Health Sector Leadership.- 6. Leadership Capability Through Personal Insight and Leadership Identity.- 7. The Importance of Professional Credibility.- 8.Understanding Organisational Dynamics.- 9. Linking Leadership and Succession Planning.- 10.Assessing Health Professionals for Succession and Leadership Roles.- 11. Leadership Development Practices.- 12. Twenty Important Conclusions About Leadership in the Health Sector.


healthcare operations health sector healthcare organisation healthcare operations healthcare systems management follower engagement

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Leeds Business SchoolLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUK

About the authors

Paul Turner is Professor of Management Practice at Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University, UK, having held similar roles at universities in Birmingham, Nottingham and Cambridge. In a long business career Paul held Executive and HR Director positions in FTSE and Fortune companies and was Vice President of the CIPD. He was Chair of Human Asset, People Innovation and the European Talent for Tomorrow conferences, as well as being a judge on the Middle East HR, European HR Excellence and the CIPD People Management Awards. Having worked extensively with health sector organisations Paul is the author or co- author of several books including his most recent, Talent Management in Healthcare (2017). 

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