Leadership in Health Services: Volume 24 Issue 4


Table of contents - Special Issue: National leadership initiatives

Guest Editors: Graham Dickson, Donald J. Philippon

New Zealand health leadership

Anne Marinelli‐Poole, Allan McGilvray, Diane Lynes

This article aims to provide an overview of what is occurring within two large District Health Boards in New Zealand: Counties Manukau DHB, ranking number three in relative…


Leadership development initiatives underlie individual and system performance in a US public healthcare delivery system

Nancy Borkowski, Gloria Deckard, Mimi Weber, Laurie A. Padron, Suzanne Luongo

The purpose of this case study was to gather participants' perceptions of the impact of Memorial Healthcare System's Pillars of Leadership Academy's leadership development…


Cross‐sector alliances for large‐scale health leadership development in Canada: Lessons for leaders

Monique Cikaliuk

This paper aims to examine the benefits and challenges of enacting cross‐sector alliances as a strategy to meet the health leadership capacity and capability requirements to…


PACES: a national leadership program in support of primary‐care reform in Portugal

Luís Velez Lapão, Gilles Dussault

This paper aims to describe the training strategy developed to provide the leadership of a new coordination structure of health centers in Portugal, with managerial competencies…


Queensland Health – a leadership development journey: A case study

Meagan Crethar, Jan Phillips, Paula Brown

This paper is a descriptive case study which seeks to outline how leadership development is being utilised across Queensland Health (Queensland Department of Health, Australia) to…


Obamacare: an ethical analysis of his leadership and the health reform initiative

Lamar Odom, Richard Owen, Amina Valley, Phillip Burrell

This paper aims to explore President Obama's leadership style during passage of this major and controversial piece of legislation. Specifically it addresses the historical…


The development of strategic clinical leaders in the National Health Service in Scotland

John Edmonstone

The paper seeks to describe a national strategic and multi‐professional clinical leadership programme designed and developed for the National Health Service in Scotland. It…

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