Sharing the Leadership

  • Rosemary Stewart


This chapter is about the different ways and relationships in which leadership needs to be, or can be, shared. It starts with a discussion of the most important and the only inescapable example of leadership sharing in the NHS — that between a chairman and general manager. It is this relationship that will be analysed in the usual three parts: ideal, difficulties, and steps towards the ideal. Then there will be a more general account of the nature and value of leadership sharing in other relationships.


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Notes and References

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    R. M. Belbin, Management Teams: why they succeed or fail (London: Heinemann, 1981).Google Scholar
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    Cf. Cedric Sandford, ‘Bath Gives Lead to its Members’, The Health Service Journal (5 March 1987); The University of Birmingham Health Services Management Centre, ‘The Role of the Health Authority and its Members: Post Griffiths, Newcastle Health Authority’ (Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, 1986).Google Scholar
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    Warren Kinston, ‘The District Health Authority,’ working paper (Brunei Institute of Organization and Social Studies, 1986).Google Scholar
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    Anne Spencer, On the Edge of the Organization: The Role of the Outside Director (Chichester, John Wiley, 1983) p. 67.Google Scholar

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