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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Mindful Leadership

A Guide for the Health Care Professions

ISBN 9781137541000
Publication Date November 2015
Formats Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

Leadership is liberating, and the development of leadership in health care organisations is vital.

In this timely and exciting textbook, Christopher Johns addresses the most vital aspects of health care development and education, and reveals the tensions of becoming a leader within health care organizations. Being able to understand and work towards resolving these tensions is essential in becoming an effective leader. To be an effective leader, however, requires an awareness and acceptance of circumstances that is best termed ‘mindfulness’.

Equipped with the theoretical and practical-know-how to drive forward health reform and ensure quality, this book will enable health care students and practitioners to become reflective and genuinely mindful leaders. 

Christopher Johns is Professor of Nursing, University of Bedfordshire and Visiting Professor, Christ Church, Canterbury University, UK.

1. The Inspiration of the Mindful Leader
2. Visions of Leadership
3. 'The Adventure has only just Begun'
4. The Learning Organisation
5. 'It's automatic isn't it?'
6. Leading Change, Easing Conflict
7. No-one said this would be Easy
8. Working the Creative Tension between the Transactional and Transformational
9. The Road to OZ
10. The Bubble in the Machine.

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