Distributed Leadership

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Part 1: Is shared and distributed leadership the only way forward for leadership within the current health and care context?

Part 1
Introduction- Statement about Leadership
Yukl(2010) defined Leadership as the process of influencing others to understand and agree about what needs to be done and how to do it, and the process of facilitating individual and collective efforts to accomplish shared objectives. Winston and Patterson (2006) stated leadership aimed to identify the diversity of their followers in order to achieve goals and can provide some support, training and education to the followers to help them to improve their abilities within the organization’s goals and resources to ensure the goals can be reached. The leadership task …show more content…

Formally established teams would fit with the last of these three categories. Currie and Lockett (2011), in reviewing the literature on distributed leadership and related concepts, linked distributed leadership with “shared leadership” Pearce and Conger (2003), which “is a group phenomenon, with followers playing a role in influencing and creating leadership” Currie and Lockett (2011).
In healthcare settings, Fitzgerald (2006) found types of distributed leadership to be linked with effective service improvement. Fitzgerald (2006) not only found collective leadership at senior levels evident in the work of small groups of twos and threes but also found what they called “dispersed leadership” – “the active engagement of staff both at different levels in the organisation and from a range of professional and managerial backgrounds” Fitzgerald(2006). In a later publication, Fitzgerald (2013) included in “distributed change leadership” in healthcare settings those “individuals who are willing to engage in change …show more content…

There is agreement between team members to put their best effort in facing challenging, problems, and also meeting the team objectives. There may be collaborative cross-team and cross-boundary working. Shared leadership in practical enable members are fully involved in appropriate decision making. This responsibility should be delegated to members appropriately. Also, constructive debates are welcomed to provide and improve high quality patient care. Every team members were allowed to have meeting regularly to review the performance in order to optimize the team efficacy, mutual

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