Do you want to develop effective supervisory, people and management skills? If you work in health or social care as a manager or clinician, deal with people on a daily basis, and need these dealings to be thoughtful, effective and stress free, this is the book for you. It teaches you how to understand and alleviate barriers to effective communication, manage the stresses and conflicts, and develop the effective clinical, people and management skills you need to navigate successfully through a career in healthcare. It challenges the reader to re-construct their approach to leadership and encourages the development of interpersonal, observational and caring skills. This highly practical guide, and its companion volume Developing Assertiveness Skills for Health and Social Care Professionals are essential tools for all health and social care professionals, particularly those in acute medicine, primary care and the community. It is also highly recommended to those without a management role wanting to understand how to develop their relationships with their colleagues and managers.
About the author. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Why is assertiveness important? Women and assertiveness. How to be assertive. Understanding ourselves. Understanding others. Teams, groups and facilitation. Communicating in organisations. The functions of management. Leadership. Developing interview skills. Delegating. Personal development. Combatting stress. Time management. Goal setting and change management. Index.