Leadership in context: Lessons from new leadership theory and current leadership development practice

Kim Turnbull James

Leadership is increasingly seen as being important throughout an organisation and not just in those roles labelled 'leader'.

Kim Turnbull James outlines some of the latest thinking in leadership theory and leadership development – not specifically from the health care sector – and includes three case studies of leadership development programmes which incorporate these ideas.

Leadership development 'in context' does not just mean individual leadership development adapted to a specific locale, but means people from that locale coming together to learn to lead together and to address real challenges together.

Read the full report from the Commission

You can read the final report from the 2011 Commission on NHS leadership and management.

Read the final report: The future of leadership and management in the NHS: No more heroes

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