Leadership in Health and Social Care is an accessible text for students and practitioners seeking to develop their leadership skills."I commend this book to you as a ‘way in’ to the leadership world for anyone working in health and social care. It treats you like an adult and expects you to take responsibility for your own leadership development.We now know that good leadership has a direct relationship with good services and we can certainly no longer afford mediocrity. We need leaders to enable the disruptive innovation that will be required to improve the quality of care with less resource to do so."From the Foreword by Karen Middleton, Chief Health Professions Officer for England.Key features:· Introduces the concept of leadership and its importance in health and social care.· Discusses the skills and qualities that make for effective leadership.· Analyses the role of the leader as a catalyst for change.· Helps readers to explore their own perceptions of leadership through activities and scenarios.