Title

Developmental Health Services Leadership: Integrating Hierarchical and Shared Leadership for Health Services Organizational Learning

Document Type

Article

Department

Drucker School of Management (CGU)

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to articulate a model of, as well as a call to action for, health services leadership, with a particular emphasis on the role of health services leadership in organizational learning. More specifically, I articulate a model that poses two antecedents of health services hierarchical leadership—leader responsibility disposition and environmental cues—as important predictors of empowering leadership. In turn, I assert that empowering leadership from above will engender an inclination toward shared leadership among followers. Subsequently, I venture that both empowering hierarchical leadership and shared leadership are precursors of health services organizational learning. I specify several research directions for future scholarship. More importantly, I identify multiple measures that policy makers and practitioners can take to enhance health services leadership and organizational learning.

Rights Information

©2016