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Jean Hartley

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424877

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424877.001.0001

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The challenges of leadership

The challenges of leadership

(p.51) Chapter 5 The challenges of leadership
Leadership for healthcare

Jean Hartley

John Benington

Policy Press

This chapter explores the challenges of leadership which concern the principal purposes, goals or aims that leaders and leadership attempt to address. These challenges are crucial to leadership and it can be argued that ‘the primary task’ or public value goals of leadership are central to understanding leadership effectiveness, although not all leadership studies address this question of purpose. The interest in ‘new leadership’ (charismatic leadership, transformational leadership) brought the value of ‘vision’ back into leadership studies. In fact, the purposes of leadership often go beyond vision into the goals, values and aims of leadership. The complex context of healthcare makes this a particularly fertile site for the exploration and contestation of purposes by different stakeholders.

Keywords:   sense-making, leadership effectiveness, leading organisations, leadership studies, healthcare, leadership value

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