Leadership in Dynamic and Diverse Health Sector Organisations
It is a universal truth that there will be no health service without a health workforce. It is equally true that the delivery of the health service will require the right leadership in the right place at the right time with the right level of capability and credibility for it to be effective. Leadership is an essential health sector practice, which has a significant impact on both clinical and organisational outcomes. Health sector leaders will have a focus on delivering to the patients, communities, and societies for which they have responsibility and to the workforce in their organisations and to meet the expectations of ‘governance’ stakeholders, including shareholders in private sector health organisations or government agencies in public sector ones. To satisfy such a diverse and wide-ranging group will require those who are in leadership roles to match up to stringent requirements in terms of capability and credibility and who are able to deliver excellence and transformation at times of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.
KeywordsLeadership VUCA Capability Credibility Organisations
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