Like other international jurisdictions, the Canadian health sector faces significant demands for change and improvement to meet the needs of the 21st Century. To achieve that goal, highly sophisticated and capable leaders are required across all dimensions of the health system. Bringing Leadership to Life in Health: LEADS in a Caring Environment examines the essence of leadership itself and what it means to be a leader in today's world. The authors describe key challenges that demand reform in the health sector, examine why better leadership is the source code for better system performance, and look at the issues that stand in the way of getting that leadership. This book describes the five domains of the Caring Environment capabilities framework: Lead Self, Engage Others, Achieve Results, Develop Coalitions, and Systems Transformation. Bringing Leadership to Life in Health: LEADS in a Caring Environment is a simple, easily accessible, and research informed book which will explain the LEADS in a Caring Environment capabilities framework that has been adopted across Canada as the foundation for health leadership talent management. This book will illustrate this framework through supportive research, relevant stories solicited from health leaders at all levels as well as the inclusion of "learning moments" to help the readers reflect on their own experiences.
An essential text for health care leaders, the newly revised edition of Quantum Leadership provides the skills that today's innovators need to guide their organizations accurately and effectively through periods of change. It offers strategies for handling challenges that arise in health care organizations and allows leaders to create a healing environment for both the providers and consumers of health care.
The changing scene: organizational adaptation and survival; today's concept of organizational management; planning; decision making; organizing; staffing: recruiting and retaining quality employees; directing and controlling: the critical cycle; budgeting: controlling the ultimate resource; committees and teams; adaptation, motivation and conflict management; training and development: the backbone of motivation and retention; authority, leadership, and supervision; human resource management: a line manager's perspective; communication: the glue that binds us together; day-to-day management for the health professional as manager.