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Leading for Health and Wellbeing

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© 2012 | 224 pages | Learning Matters
'Building on the core competences for public health, this book focuses on the key areas of leadership and collaborative working to improve health and wellbeing. Aimed at those undertaking Masters courses in public health and health promotion, (as well as those seeking to gain public health registration through the compilation and submission of a portfolio) this book focuses on leadership and collaborative working to improve health and wellbeing. Leadership, building alliances, developing capacity and capability, working in partnership with other practitioners, agencies and communities, understanding different organisational stuctures and cultures and working effectively across organisational boundaries are central themes throughout this book. Leadership skills such as negotiation, persuasion and influencing and the nature of power and the importance of understanding one's self and the communication process and project management skills and leading and managing change to improve health and wellbeing are considered. Case studies, activities and research summaries are used throughout the book to help the reader to understand how to apply the theory to practice.
Vicki Taylor
Introduction
Vicki Taylor
Leadership: What Is It?
Vicki Taylor
Leadership as a Social Process
Vicki Taylor
Working in and with Organisations
Steve Whiteman and Vicki Taylor
Leading Strategic Partnerships
Vicki Taylor
Skills for Leading
Susie Sykes
Leading Communities Collaboratively
John Harvey and Rhonda Ware
Leading at a Local Level
Vicki Taylor and Vivien Martin
Leading and Managing Projects
Vicki Taylor
Leading and Managing Change

'It is clearly written, doesn’t assume too much previous knowledge, includes numerous boxes with reflective tutorial and self-learning exercises, and systematically builds quite a sophisticated understanding of the subject. I don’t read many textbooks these days, and this one impressed me with the logic of its structure and presentation. The book sets out to be easily understood and evidence based where possible.'

 

Australian Health Review
CSIRO PUBLISHING

An excellent book for practitioners moving into a managerial role or managers re-visiting their skills. The activities are well thought through and explanations are clear and comprehensible. Excellent mapping with Public Health competencies.

Mrs Ruth Hopkins
Health and Human Sciences, Swansea Univ.
July 9, 2014

A useful book to introduce and revisit leadership with students in health care. Particularly helpful at a time when Healthcare leadership is the focus of many policies aimed at improving patient outcomes.

Mrs Jillian Taylor
School of Health in Social Science, Edinburgh University
November 21, 2013

essential reading for those involved in public health management or studying. innovative insight into the management of change within health promotion

Mrs Rosalind Roberts
Business Administration , Swansea Metropolitan University
September 9, 2013

Very useful book for all public health students and healthcare practitioners

Dr Krishna Regmi
School of Health and Bioscience, University of East London
July 16, 2013

A helpful text which seeks to engage and ground the reader in leadership within the over-arching context of healthand wellbeing. Links to the Public Health Skills and Careers Framework, add value in linking theoretical approaches to an applied understanding of the topic area.

Mr Ian Llewellyn-Nash
Faculty of Health (City South Campus), Birmingham City University
March 7, 2013

This will be a valuable book for those developing leadership skills in public health, community development and social care in the community. It is attractively presented and well-written. I particularly liked the span from social processes to organisational issues, from strategic partnerships to local projects.

Professor Brian Taylor
Dept of Sociology & Appl'd Soc Studies, Ulster University
September 26, 2012

The connection the book makes between leadership and the core competencies is very well done and appropriate for undergraduate students.

Ms Mairead Barry
Health, Sport & Exercise Studies Dept, Waterford Institute of Technology
August 14, 2012

This book clearly demonstrates the leadership skills required to meet the public health leadership competences and will be a useful addtiion to the reading list for several of the core public health modules.

Dr Karen Roome
School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University
July 3, 2012

Very useful synthesis of material from a range of sources

Professor Jane Wills
Faculty of Health & Social Care, London South Bank University
July 2, 2012

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