Activity 36.1

There are a number of leadership theories (e.g. great man, trait, transformational theories amongst others). These are described within the chapter and links to articles on each of the leadership theories are provided for you to access. You may feel that a ‘good’ leader is someone who demonstrates compassion, is person-centred, is calm, is able to get the best out of people in a team, can help people to see the ‘vision’ (e.g. what does best practice look like in a particular clinical situation?), and can manage change effectively by, for example, bringing people with them on a change journey.

Management theories tend to focus on the formal roles associated with ‘getting things done’. The sorts of things that you may have considered in this activity include: delegation of tasks, budget management, staff management.