Key Features

  • UNIQUE! The presentation approaches the topic of leadership and management for nursing and health care from a trade market oriented perspective, with highly focused content presented in the context of an engaging design.
  • Twenty-nine chapters focus on the topics most important to building a solid foundation in leadership and management: team development and leadership; decision making; accountability; staff recruitment/staff rectention; and mentoring, learning, and leadership.
  • A highly visual design brings the content to life through effective use of color, photographs, illustrations, boxes, flow charts, and diagrams.
  • UNIQUE! Custom publishing of each page allows practicing health care managers to quickly and efficiently access small, readable chunks of practical information.
  • The authors use their years of experience in both the clinical and business sides of health care and education to present practical information, education, and advice in a real-life context through the use of scenarios, anecdotes, and references to which readers can easily relate.
  • Listings of bibliographies and suggested readings provide health care professionals with focused and reliable books and journal articles to which they can turn to in order to gain in-depth insight on specific management issues.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: Team Development and Leadership

1. Effective Teams

2. Managing Conflict

3. Team Performance: Evaluating Results

4. Transformation and Transitions

5. Transforming Teams for Decisions

UNIT 2: Building Decision-Making Skills

1. Making Effective Decisions

2. Leading the Adult-to-Adult Workplace: Who Am I Leading?

3. Creating a Context for Empowerment: Structuring for Shared Decision Making

4. Engaging Decision Makers: Empowering Others to Lead

5. The Person of the Leader: How Do I Lead?

UNIT 3: Accountability

1. Performance Accountability: Competence for the Work

2. Role Accountability: The Ownership of Work

3. Accountability and Excellence

4. Accountability and Evidence

UNIT 4: Structuring for Excellence: Building a Context for Retention

1. Structuring for Excellence: What is Structure?

2. Supporting the Structure

3. Staff Leadership

4. Advancing the Practice of Nursing

5. Sustaining Excellence

UNIT 5: Searching for Excellence: Recruiting the Best

1. Assessing the Workplace

2. Market Realities of Recruiting

3. Selling Your Organization

4. Interviewing for Excellence

5. Socializing New Employees

UNIT 6: Building the Future of Excellence: Mentoring, Learning, and Living Leadership

1. Synthesis: The New Role of the Leader

2. Modeling and Mentoring Leadership

3. Managing Risk and Vulnerability

4. Practice in a World of Uncertain Expectations

5. Building Relationships in the New Age of Work

Details

No. of pages:
656
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323034272
Electronic ISBN:
9780323059312