what is the effect of Leadership style in improving healthcare service?

This module follows the principles of the University\’s Assessment Compact, developed in conjunction with the Student Union, to ensure good practice and transparency in assessment and feedback processes

As can be seen in the table above – the assessment for this module is undertaken in two stages: the formative (draft) assessment and feedback and then the summative (final, marked) assessment.
Formative Assessment:
This is your formal opportunity to receive feedback on your plans for the final assessment.
Submit through turnitin – an outline (800 words max) of your assignment. This should include:
The draft title;
Interpretation of the question
A plan of how you intend to structure the paper
A 600 word sample from your draft writing e.g. from the first section of your essay (written in full paragraphs not bullet points so that we can feedback on your writing style, the fluency of your argument, referencing etc)
A list of key arguments and literature ( key articles and books) that you have found so far
The resources /help that you think you will need and how you will access them;

Summative Assessment:
This leadership assignment is a discussion paper in 2 parts
Part 1: Is shared and distributed leadership the only way forward for leadership within current health and care context?
Part 2 Based on your conclusions, discuss the Implications/ recommendations for professional and organisational practice (at the level at which you currently work or are likely to work in the near future)
Total word allowance: 3,500 words
Referencing guidelines:
Please use Harvard Referencing, as described in detail

Assignment brief and guidance
Explaining your assignment brief – some useful guidelines
The assignment aims to test your engagement with the learning outcomes of the module and, in particular, asks you to explore theories and principles of leadership, identify and discuss your own views on this and relate this to the practice setting
Assignment Task
Your assignment for this module consists of two elements, submitted as a single essay, but formally structured into two distinct sections. The first section should in the region of 2,500 words. The second section should be in the region of 1000 words
Part 1: Is shared and distributed leadership the only way forward for leadership within the current health and care context? Discuss
Part 2: Based on your conclusions for Part 1, discuss the implications/ recommendations for professional and organisational practice (at the level at which you currently work or are likely to work in the near future)
Learning Outcomes Assessed
All module learning outcomes are assessed by the assignment.
Assignment word count
The assignment should total 3500 (+ or – 10%). Wordage in tables and grids is not included though any such tables and grids must be kept concise.
Think about the first section within your essay as having 3 distinct elements to it: an introduction, the argument / discussion and your conclusion.
This sets the context for the reader and shows why this is an important topic. It is useful to draft this and at the end of your assignment Section 1 look at it again and make sure you have answered the question and met expectations you have set out in your introduction. Some thoughts
Your introduction could include…
A statement about Leadership, its importance and why it is needed within the healthcare sector – cite some current issues, papers to support this.
Explain/ Illustrate/ evidence the increased focus on distributed leadership -state briefly why that might be
Explain what your paper will be covering e.g. for the first part it will be discussing the relative merits/ benefits of shared and distributed leadership and also exploring any issues concerns about this approach, then considering alternatives approaches and finally perhaps a third way…..then in the second part your paper……
This is the end of your introduction
Then, in the main body of section one, you first need to:
Surface and explore the terms and assumptions around this question. Clarify how you are interpreting this question and any parameters that you are setting
What arguments (you may have -read, heard, seen, been involved in) have been presented in favour and against of these approaches to leadership? Re literature – Include generic management/leadership literature and literature in relation to the health and care context. Discuss the strength/ evidence base of these arguments.
Comparisons can be worked through – one argument for, one against shared/ distributed leadership
You can block the arguments, i.e.
All the arguments for distributed leadership being the only form of leadership needed then all the arguments of this approach.
Then you might want to propose an alternative approach, e.g. combining shared leadership with another leadership approach and justify why you are proposing this.
Then finally you can draw this section 1 to a conclusion, summarising your final answer to the question and your key arguments in support of this.

Based on your conclusions (from section), discuss the implications/ recommendations for professional and organisational practice (at the level at which you currently work or are likely to work in the near future)
You will find literature about this, and may have surfaced some of this in the first part of your assignment. However you now need to explore not just the theory but how this relates to the healthcare situations/ organisations that you have observed and/or experienced for yourself as a patient, a student, practitioner or manager, or of any of these combined. For the professional implications you might want to look at your own profession\’s code of practice to see how this type of leadership could relate or be in conflict to your professions expectations. Think also of professional development needs here and what that might mean for you and perhaps the organisations you have worked or practised in.

Here is the reading list plus a list of useful websites. As your tutors come across further useful resources we will ad them to Moodle and put up a message to notify people
(Additional reading will be also be indicated by your module leader as the module proceeds).

Core textbooks
Cameron E and Green M (2009) Making Sense of Change Management (2nd edition). London: Kogan Page***
Barr J and Dowding L (2012) Leadership in Health Care.2nd ed. London: Sage.*
Gill R (2011) Theory and Practice of Leadership. 2nded London: Sage.**
Hartey J and Bennington J eds. (2010) Leadership for Healthcare. Bristol: The Policy Press**
Hickman GR ed.(2010) Leading Organisations Perspectives For a New Era. 2nd ed. London:Sage*.
Northouse PG (2010) Leadership Theory and Practice (5th edition). London: Sage.***
Pearce CL;Conger JA (2003) Shared Leadership; Reframing the hows and whys of leadership. London: Sage
Pedler M, Burgoyne J and Boydell T (2010) A manager\’s guide to leadership.2nd ed. London: McGraw-Hill.**

Other useful texts
Avery GC (2004) Understanding leadership paradigms and cases. London: Sage.

Beerel A (2009) Leadership and change managementLondon: Sage

Bishop V (Ed) (2009) Leadership for nursing and allied health care professionals

Maidenhead: OUP

Whetton DA Cameron, KS and Woods M( 2000) Developing Management Skills for Europe.
2nd ed. Harlow: Pearson*

Covey SR (1999) Seven Habits of Highly Effective PeopleLondon: Simon Schuster.

Foster-Turner. J (2006) Coaching and mentoring in health and social care. Oxford. Radcliffe.

Girvin J (1998) Leadership and Nursing. Basingstoke: Palgrave

Goodwin N (2006) Leadership in Health Care A European Perspective London: Routledge. Gopee N and Galloway J (2009) Leadership and management in healthcare London: Sage Handy C (1999) Understanding Organisations (4th edition). London: Penguin*.
Herold DM and Fedor DB (2008) Leading Change Management: Leadership Strategies that really work. London: Kogan Page.
Manning G and Curtis K (2007) The art of leadership (2nd edition).London: McGraw-Hill. Marquis BL and Huston CJ (2006) Leadership roles and management theory and application (5th edition). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Mills JH, Dye K and Mills AJ (2009) Understanding Organizational Change. London: Routledge
Mullins LJ (2010) Management and Organisational Behaviour (9th edition). Harlow: Pearson.* Northouse P G (2012) Introduction to Leadership Concepts and Practice. 2nd ed. London: Sage*
Pierce JL and Newstrom JW (2006) Leaders and the leadership process (4th edition) New York McGraw-Hill.
Tomey AM (2004) Guide to nursing management and leadership. Missouri:Elsevier
Indicative List of Journals: Academy of Management Review Harvard Business Review
Health Care Manager

International Journal of Public Sector Management
International Journal of Leadership in Public Services, The
Journal of Health Organization and Management
Journal of Management Development
Journal of Nursing Management
Journal of Organizational Change Management Leadership and Organization Development Journal Leadership in Health Services
Team Performance Management

Training and Development

Useful web sites:
Free Management libraryhttps://www.managementhelp.org/

Huge resource of materials and references on everything to do with management and beyond, including leadership, group skills, interviewing and communication.
Leadership Now www.leadershipnow.com
A well organised and nicely presented site that attempts to change the way people think
about leadership. Provides free articles, features and facts.
Literature review on Leadership and Team Leadership – The European Nursing Leadership

New commission on leadership undertaken by the Kings Fundhttps://www.kingsfund.org.uk/current_projects/leadership_commission/

NHS Centre for Innovation and Improvementwww.executive.modern.nhs.uk
This homepage for the NHS board level development team at the NHS Institute for Innovation
and Improvement, includes the Leadership Qualities Framework and free access to resources such as the in house journal, In View.
NHS Leadership Website https://www.leadershipacademy.nhs.uk/resources/healthcare-leadership-model/
Has new leadership Framework ( easy to download)
The Art and Science of Leadershiphttps://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/leader.html
This part of the Big Dog, Little Dog website offers articles and links exploring numerous aspects of leadership. It includes free access to a 21 \’chapter\’ leadership guide the first of
which, Concepts of Leadership, provides a basic background on leadership, while subsequent chapters provide insight into the skills and knowledge needed for effective leadership. Also, information on teams.

Huge resource of materials and references on everything to do with management and beyond, including leadership, group skills, interviewing and communication.

The Work Foundation
Has useful papers in their \’Reports\’ section including one on the principles of outstanding
leadership https://www.theworkfoundation.com/