Welcome to Fundamentals of Leadership for Healthcare Professionals, Volume 2. The editors are proud to present our readers with a significantly expanded book, featuring 14 chapters by a distinguished group of 40 academic authors with decades of collective leadership experience. Based on the success of Volume 1, the current book in our series seeks to expand into important new areas. This includes diverse topics such as resilient leadership; electronic medical record implementations; interviewing for leadership positions; effective management in the low-resource setting; academic affiliations; crisis leadership; care quality and patient safety; the importance of diversity in health-care; complexity theory and ethics; change management; exploration of the executive function-dysfunction spectrum; and many other related concepts.
The current tome begins with an introductory chapter that provides an in-depth overview of various theoretical aspects of leadership, including the most commonly encountered leadership styles. Throughout the book the authors focus on practical relevance of the topics being discussed, presenting ‘lessons learned’ and stressing the importance of flexible, authentic, servant leadership. The editors hope that Volume 2 of the Fundamentals of Leadership for Healthcare Professionals will be equally, or perhaps even more successful than Volume 1, and that it will provide an excellent springboard for Volume 3 in this important and unique book series!
(Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)