Chapter 8: Leadership and management

Journal Article 8.1: Stanley, D. (2014) ‘Clinical leadership characteristics confirmed,’ Journal of Research in Nursing, 19(2): 118-128.

Description: This paper compares the results of two studies conducted by the same researcher into the attributes and characteristics of clinical leaders.


Journal Article 8.2: Ho, A. and Pinney, S. (2016) ‘Redefining ethical leadership in a 21st-century healthcare system,’ Healthcare Management Forum, 29(1): 39-42.

Description: A reflection on ethics in healthcare leadership.


Journal Article 8.3: Dillon, C. (2016) ‘How social media is changing leadership and innovation,’ InnovAiT, 9(7): 436-439.

Description: This article looks at how the rise in the use of social media to discuss professional issues has acted as a leveller, and how the NHS leadership model and social media can enhance personal leadership qualities and facilitate how all doctors (and therefore other healthcare staff) can influence healthcare delivery.


Recommended readings

Book Chapter 8.1: Morgan, M. and Rochford, S. (2017) Coaching and Mentoring for Frontline Practitioners. Dublin: Centre for Effective Services.

Description: A literature review of the evidence on the use of coaching and mentoring in social work, and draws on a systematic review CES conducted in 2014. It focuses on the use of coaching and mentoring for professional development to improve front-line service delivery and practitioner wellbeing for practitioners. The review covers the differences between coaching and mentoring; the positive outcomes of these approaches; and how coaching and mentoring differ from more traditional approaches to training.


Book Chapter 8.2: Northouse, P.G. (2018) Introduction to Leadership Concepts and Practice, 8th edn. London: Sage.

Description: This market-leading text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and practical examples that help students apply what they learn. The book is supported by online resources.  


Book Chapter 8.3: Goleman, D. (2013) Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing.

Description: Drawing from decades of research within world-class organizations, the authors show that great leaders excel not just through skill and smarts, but by connecting with others using emotional intelligence competencies like empathy and self-awareness.