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Leadership in Health Care

A European Perspective, 1st Edition

By Neil Goodwin


200 pages

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This unique text is the first to explore leadership in the context of healthcare systems across Europe. It investigates leadership and management learning against the backdrop of increasing European parliamentary influence, the expansion of EU membership, and the increasing number of patients, staff, governments and healthcare employers viewing Europe as a single market for healthcare provision and employment.

Written by leading authority Neil Goodwin, this timely book provides an assessment of the literature as well as practical guidance for developing personal leadership. It includes case studies and examples and is a must-buy for all students studying health management, leadership and public management as well as professionals within health services across Europe.

This is the fourth text in the Routledge Health Management Series.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. What is Leadership? 3. Leadership in Healthcare 4. Networks, Partnerships and Collaboration 5. Emotional Intelligence 6. Leading Teams 7. A Model for Healthcare Leadership 8. Coping With Failure 9. Developing Yourself as a Leader

About the Author

Neil Goodwin is both a healthcare chief executive and a leadership academic. He is Chief Executive of the Greater Manchester Strategic Health Authority, the largest strategic body in the English National Health Service. He is also Visiting Professor in Leadership Studies at Manchester Business School and a visiting fellow at Durham University.

About the Series

Routledge Health Management

Routledge Health Management is a comprehensive and well-balanced series of textbooks on core management topics, specifically oriented towards the health care field. In almost all Western countries health care is in a state of radical reorientation. This series aims to answer the important contemporary questions such as:

  • How can we meet the needs of increasingly empowered ‘consumers'?
  • How do we incorporate ‘evidence based’ modes of working, re-motivate health care professionals and contain costs, all at the same time?

Written by experts in the field each book focuses on a different aspect of healthcare management, including information systems, patient flow systems, human resource management, change management and healthcare evaluation.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior