Leadership and Teambuilding in Primary Care

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2007 - Medical - 154 pages
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This guide contains a foreword by Simon Gregory, Dean of Postgraduate GP Education, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland and General Practitioner, Northampton. This concise, jargon-free guide examines and explains the skills and attitudes needed to develop leadership abilities in individuals. It offers practical advice that is ideal for everyday implementation in the workplace. Developed alongside the NHS Leadership Qualities Framework, this book offers a unique 'healthcare organisation as a business' focus - concentrating efforts in the right areas. The case studies bring situations to life, and make it easier to identify with leadership and teambuilding issues. This book is an invaluable resource for practice managers, general practitioners, nurses and other healthcare professionals, including dentists, opticians and pharmacists. Allied health professionals, medical students and administrative staff will also find much of interest. 'Excellent. Tangible. Clear. This is not some simple self-help guide; it is a practical, thorough and useful text. I commend the authors and this book to you and commend the concept of applying leadership to teambuilding. If we are to work in effective teams and deliver effective healthcare then leadership is vital. This book encourages us to apply what we learn about leadership to our teams whether we are in general medical, dental or ophthalmic practice; yet is readily applicable to leadership in many walks of life. It is also readily applicable at various levels within teams. Leadership is about much more than being in charge, and is a vital element of professional practice.' - Simon Gregory, in the Foreword.
 

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Contents

The case for leadership and strong teams
1
3Leadership model
17
Leadership styles and techniques
23
Leading by example
39
Leading by persuasion
47
Leading by compulsion
53
Leading by enabling with coaching training and support
60
Leading by enabling with trust
69
Five steps to become a better leader
75
Fundamentals of teams
99
Assessing and maximising team performance
112
13Fixing dysfunctional teams
123
Essential supports for your development
128
Situations needing extrastrength leadership
136
Index
151
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Respectively Director, 'Growing Professionals'; Partner, 'Growing Professionals', Founder of 'The Business Tree', Certified Practitioner in Value Management

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