Leadership Support

Solman, Annette, and Fitzgerald, Mary (2008) Leadership Support. In: Manley, Kim, McCormack, Brendan, and Wilson, Val, (eds.) International Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare. Blackwell Publishing, Chichester, UK, pp. 260-272.

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[Extract] Early proponents of practice development (PD) epitomised and demonstrated the importance of a particular style of clinical leadership from positions in practice (Pearson, 1983; Manley, 1997; Binnie & Titchen, 1999). The style promoted professional practice and fostered a culture where PD was an inclusive pursuit that was a team responsibility and achievement. As the conceptualisation of PD has matured, leadership has been confirmed as a central construct that constitutes practice culture and in turn is shaped by it (Manley, 2000a, 2000b, 2004). So much so that the strategeic leadership development and support have become an essential consideration when engineering the introduction and sustainability of PD within an organisation. Leadership programmes in a range of guises have been around for some time now; the examples used in this chapter are drawn from a leadership programme that is an integral part of a service-wide PD strategy that used a transformational leadership framework (FitzGerald & Solman, 2003).

Item ID: 26685
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: eadership support; practice development (PD) and style of clinical leadership; leadership and practice development links; transformational leadership and motivating others in challenging expectations; poor leadership and workplace environments; blame culture - workplace with poor conflict resolution; organisational approach - nurse unit managers (NUMs) and clinical nurse consultants (CNCs); leadership support programme; action learning sets and planned approach to change and decision-making; Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) of NSW (Australia)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-5676-9
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2013 02:44
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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