Leadership: Being Effective and Remaining Human

Leadership: Being Effective and Remaining Human

By: Peter Gilbert (author)Paperback

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"Leadership" is about helping to bring the leadership qualities out of those we work with, so that leadership can be there at all levels. "Leadership" speaks of discovering and giving a sense of direction. It is to do with pathfinding. It is about both the courage to stick with a certain direction against all the odds and having the courage to acknowledge that the current direction is wrong and a new direction is needed. This book considers leadership and its purposes in depth: why we need leaders; the need to lead oneself before one leads others; the theoretical base of leadership. It goes on to look at leadership in practice, with special consideration of changing organisations, especially in the public sector. It looks at how leadership can go wrong, particularly around issues of discrimination and oppression; considers how they can be addressed; and guides us to sources from which we can learn more about 'bringing out the best'.

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Peter Gilbert is NIMHE/SCIE Fellow in Social Care (Policy and Practice), Project Lead for the National Institute on Spirituality & Mental Health and Visiting Professor in Health and Social Care at Staffordshire University. A former Director of Social Services for Worcestershire and qualified Social Worker with thirteen years of direct practice, Peter specialised in Learning Disability and Mental Health in the 1980s, publishing several books including The Value of Everything: Social Work and Its Importance in Mental Health (RHP 2003).


Introduction. Leadership: What is it? Leadership: description and purpose. The need for leaders in today's world. Leading yourself. Theories of leadership. Integrating Theory and Practice. Who leaders are and what leaders do. Organisational culture. Leading in new organisations. Managing change. Creating Person-Centred Services. Power and authority. Making the difference. Conclusion: 'it's humanity - stoopid!' Resources. Organisations. Internet resources. Recommended reading. References.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/09/2005
  • ISBN13: 9781903855768
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9781903855768
  • weight: 397
  • ISBN10: 1903855764

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