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Buckingham, M. and Coffman, C. (1999) First, break all the rules. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Goffee, R. and Jones, G. (2006). Why should anyone be led by you?: What it takes to be an authentic leader. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

Kline, N. (1999) Time to Think: Listening to Ignite the Human Mind, Hachette UK.

Kouzes, J. and Posner, B. (2017). The Leadership Challenge. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Lencioni, P. (2002) The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Pfeffer, J. (1992) Managing with Power: Politics and Influence in Organizations, Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

Radcliffe, S. (2012) Leadership Plain and Simple. Harlow: Pearson.

Sinek, S. (2011). Start with Why. United States: Penguin.

Swanwick, T. and McKimm, J. (2017) ABC of Clinical Leadership. Wiley-Blackwell.

West, M. (2012) Effective Teamwork: Practical Lessons from Organizational Research. John Wiley and Sons.


Brown, B. (2010) The power of vulnerability. 

Edmonston, A. (2017). How to turn a group of strangers into a team. 

Goleman, D. (2012) Introduces Emotional Intelligence.

Lencioni, P. (2014). The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

Reitz, M. (2017) How your power silences truth

Robertson, I. (2012) Resilience: Factors that increase resilience

Sinek, S. (2009). How great leaders inspire action.

Snowden, D. (2010) The Cynefin Framework.  


E-learning for Healthcare 


BMJ Leader 


Beer, M., Finnstrom, M. and Schrader, D. (2016) The Great Training Robbery: Working Paper 16-21, Harvard Business School. 

Borrill, C. S., Carletta, J., Carter, A., Dawson, J. F., Garrod, S., Rees, A., and West, M. A. (2000). “The effectiveness of health care teams in the National Health Service”. Birmingham: University of Aston in Birmingham.

Brook, R. (2016) “Medical Leadership in an Increasingly Complex World”. JAMA, 304(4), pp.465-466.

Dickinson, H. and Ham, C. (2018) “Engaging Doctors in Clinical Leadership: What Can We Learn from the International Experience and Research Evidence?” University of Birmingham, Birmingham.

Goffee, R. and Jones, G. (2007) “Leading Clever People”. 

Goodall, A. (2011) “Physician-leaders and hospital performance: is there an association?” The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) IZA Discussion Paper, pp. 5830 (July 2011) Bonn: IZA.

Goodall, A. (2012) “A Theory of Expert Leadership”. The Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA) IZA  6566, Bonn: IZA.

Petrie, N. (2014) “Vertical Leadership Development–Part 1 Developing Leaders for a Complex World”, USA: Centre of Creative Leadership. 

Petrie, N. (2014) “The How-To of Vertical Leadership Development–Part 2 30 Experts, 3 Conditions, and 15 Approaches”, USA: Centre of Creative Leadership, USA. 

Rooke, D. (2018) “Transformational leadership capabilities for medical leaders”, BMJ Leader; 2:3-6. 

Rooke, D. and Torbert, W. (2005) “Seven transformations of leadership”, Harvard Business Review.

Rucci, A., Kirn, S. and Quinn, R. (1998) “The employee-customer-profit chain at Sears. Harvard Business Review.

Shipton, H., Armstrong, C., West, M. and Dawson, J. (2008). “The impact of leadership and quality climate on hospital performance”. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 20(6), pp.439-445.

Spurgeon, P., Mazelan, P. and Barwell, F. (2019) Why physician involvement can inspire higher performing healthcare, Health Service Journal.

Swanwick T, and McKimm J. (2012) Clinical leadership development: requires system-wide interventions, not just courses, The Clinical Teacher; 9(2): 89-93.

Tuckman, B. and Jensen, M. (1977) Stages of Small-Group Development Revisited. Group and Organization Studies, 2(4),419-427.

Veronesi, G., Kirkpatrick, I. and Vallascas, F. (2012) “Clinicians In Management: Does It Make A Difference?” Leeds University Business School. 

West, M., Borrill, C., Dawson, J., Scully, J., Carter, M., Anelay, S., Patterson, M. and Waring, J. (2002) "The link between the management of employees and patient mortality in acute hospitals", The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 13(8), pp. 1299-1310. 

West, M., Dawson, J., Admasachew, L. and Topakas, A. (2011) NHS Staff Management and Health Service Quality: Results from the NHS Staff Survey and Related Data. London: Department of Health.


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