Leadership for Health Professionals

Thakre S B, Thakre S S


The characteristics of health systems and organizations are unique and that warrant a tailored approach. The leadership and managerial role of a health professional is more important in today's world of globalization, digital technology, advancement in communication, health being demanded as human right and warranted practice based on evidences. The good thing about leadership is that it can be learned. Many in-service courses have been introduced in some programs and are being offered by many institutions. We need a government led comprehensive approach to strengthen these skills essentially by doing three things. Leadership development is not done solely to improve the leadership skills of one individual but is an essential component of the development of the organization as a whole. Progressive health systems that invest in leadership development for the entire senior management team will have the more significant return on investment in terms of organizational effectiveness.

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