ABOUT THIS BOOK
- A simple, easily accessible, and research-informed explanation of the LEADS in a Caring Environment capabilities framework
- Reflective questions to stimulate the leader’s own learning Vignettes and stories contributed by people in the health system to highlight quality leadership in action
- A self-assessment to gauge personal strengths and weaknesses Sample self-directed learning activities to grow personal leadership capacity
Like other international jurisdictions, the Canadian health sector faces significant demands for change and improvement to meet the needs of the 21st Century. To achieve that goal, highly sophisticated and capable leaders are required across all dimensions of the health system.Bringing Leadership to Life in Health: LEADS in a Caring Environment examines the essence of leadership itself and what it means to be a leader in today’s world. The authors describe key challenges that demand reform in the health sector, examine why better leadership is the source code for better system performance, and look at the issues that stand in the way of getting that leadership.
This book describes the five domains of the Caring Environment capabilities framework: Lead Self, Engage Others, Achieve Results, Develop Coalitions, and Systems Transformation.Bringing Leadership to Life in Health: LEADS in a Caring Environment is a simple, easily accessible, and research informed book which will explain the LEADS in a Caring Environment capabilities framework that has been adopted across Canada as the foundation for health leadership talent management. This book will illustrate this framework through supportive research, relevant stories solicited from health leaders at all levels as well as the inclusion of ‘learning moments’ to help the readers reflect on their own experiences.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Healthcare leadership - LEADS - Leadership - Medical leadership
Related subjects » Education & Language - Medicine - Public Health
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. LEADS: A New Perspective on Leadership in Health.- 2. Putting LEADS in Context.- 3. The LEADS in a Caring Environment Capabilities Framework: The Source Code for Health Leadership.- 4. Learning LEADS: A Lifelong Journey.- 5. The LEADS in a Caring Environmentframework: Lead Self.- 6. The LEADS in a Caring Environment framework: Engage Others.- 7. The LEADS in a Caring Environment framework :Achieve Results.- 8. The LEADS in a Caring Environment framework: Develop Coalitions.- 9. The LEADS in a Caring Environmentframework: Systems Transformation.- 10. The LEADS in a Caring Environment framework as an operating system for change.- 11. LEADS Learning: Epilogue.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Dr Graham Dickson, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Royal Roads University, is Research Advisor to the Canadian Health Leadership Network, and a member of the Physician Assistants Certification Council of Canada. Prior to leaving Royal Roads University, Dr Dickson was the founding Director of the Centre for Health Leadership and Research. He helped develop the Master of Arts in Leadership (Health specialization) at RRU. Dr Dickson was the principal investigator in the cross-Canada research project on the LEADS in a Caring Environment capabilities framework and is the principal investigator on two participatory action research studies being conducted in Canada. He has published a number of articles on leadership in peer reviewed journals and professional magazines, and teaches strategic planning for the Canadian Medical Association’s Physician Management Institute (based on the LEADS framework).
Bill Tholl is a respected Canadian senior health executive, with extensive experience in health leadership, policy, planning and financing. He currently serves as the part-time Founding Executive Director, Canadian Health Leadership Network (CHLNet), a recently formed “value network” committed to growing leadership capacity in the Canadian health system. CHLNet has brought together more than 30 health organizations from across Canada committed to developing For Health, By Health leadership solutions. This work has recently included forging a national consensus around the LEADS in a Caring Environment capabilities framework. Before taking on his current assignment at CHLNet, Bill served as Chief Executive Officer and Secretary General, Canadian Medical Association (2001-2008), and Executive Director, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (1995-2001). Previously, he served for many years as a senior public servant with Health and Welfare Canada. Bill also has part-time academic appointments with both Royal Roads University and the University of Ottawa.