Leadership

  • Rosemary Stewart
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Abstract

In difficult times, people need leadership as well as management. This is true in the NHS today, and in the foreseeable future. It is true, too, in many other organizations in Britain and elsewhere. Yet ‘leadership’ is a word that many in the NHS are still chary of using. Even ‘management’ may still be viewed with scepticism and the traditional term, ‘administration’ used instead, especially by doctors referring to non-medical managers. Each word has a different, though often ambiguous, meaning and each is necessary in the NHS today. Before we can focus on leadership, we must first understand how these terms differ.

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