Changes in Transformational Leadership and Empirical Quality Outcomes in a Finnish Hospital over a Two-Year Period: A Longitudinal Study

This paper describes the changes in transformational leadership and quality outcomes that occurred between 2008 and 2011 in a Finnish university hospital that is aiming to meet the Magnet standards. [from abstract]

Assessing Performance of Botswana’s Public Hospital System: The Sse of the World Health Organization Health System Performance Assessment Framework

Very few studies have assessed performance of Botswana public hospitals. We draw from a large research study assessing performance of the Botswana Ministry of Health (MoH) to evaluate the performance of public hospital system using the World Health Organization Health Systems Performance Assessment Framework (WHO HSPAF).

Building Health Literate Organizations: A Guidebook to Achieving Organizational Change

This guidebook is intended to complement the many excellent health literacy resources that already exist and are emerging every day, and to help organizations of any size use them to become health literate health care organizations. Health literate health care organizations “make it easier for people to navigate, understand, and use information and services to take care of their health. [from introductions]

Applying Organizational Learning to Health Challenges in the Developing World

In countries that have historically suffered from limited resources and entrenched medical systems – including Egypt, Afghanistan, and Tanzania – or ganizational learning approaches have enabled frontline health managers and their teams to achieve measurable improvements in critical areas such as family planning, HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, children’s health, and maternal mortality. [from introduction]

Effectiveness of an Aged Care Specific Leadership and Management Program on Workforce, Work Environment, and Care Quality Outcomes: Design of a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

This paper describes the study design of the cluster randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of an aged care clinical leadership program developed to improve managers’ leadership capacities to support the delivery of quality care in Australia. [adapted from abstract]

Guide to Fostering Change to Scale Up Effective Health Services

This guide is for health policy makers, program managers, operations researchers or other health professionals who want to bring about change in a health practice or set of practices at a national, regional or facility level. [adapted from author]

Leadership and Management Toolkit

This toolkit provides evidence-based guidance and tools to update, expand, or develop leadership and management skills in health managers and service provision programs. [from publisher]

Building Leadership For Data Demand and Use: A Facilitator's Guide

This program is designed as an organizational process that brings together teams to focus on and develop leadership and management practices, identify and face challenges that inhibit data use, and achieve measurable results in applying data demand and use technical skills in order to make well-informed, evidence-based policy and program decisions. This curriculum has been developed as a complete program that will allow facilitators and the faculty of institutions of higher education to deliver the course. [from author]

International Collaboration: A Concept Model to Engage Nursing Leaders and Promote Global Nursing Education Partnerships

This article describes a newly developed, internationally focused concept model, “Engaging tomorrow’s international nursing leaders” which illustrates the ways alliances between international schools of nursing build nursing leaders who can facilitate global health outcomes. [adapted from summary]

Nursing Leadership in a Rapidly Aging Society: Implications of the Future of Nursing Report in Japan

A recent report about the future of nursing highlights the areas where nurses can serve, contribute, and move forward to improve health care in the United States. The purpose of this paper demonstrate that the report’s recommendations could have implications for the future of nursing outside of the United States, particularly for nurses taking leadership in designing care for the rapidly aging society of Japan. [adapted from abstract]

Nurse Managers' Leadership Styles in Finland

The intention of this study was to explore nurses’ and supervisors’ perceptions of nurse managers’ leadership styles. [from abstract]

Capacity Building in Egypt: Management and Leadership Training at the Leadership Academy

This case study explores the development and impact of a training program to improve health sector management and leadership so that the ministry of health could become more efficient and provide the quality of services that the Egyptian population needed and demanded. [adapted from author]

Experiences of Leadership in Health Care in Sub-Saharan Africa

Through research on health leadership in low-income settings, including sub-Saharan Africa, with attention to historical, political and sociocultural context, this study sought to characterize the experiences of individuals in key health-care leadership roles in sub-Saharan Africa. [adapted from abstract]

Mangers Who Lead: A Handbook for Improving Health Services

This resource is designed to assist health managers at all levels of an organization face challenges such as: how to create a shared vision of better health and a clear plan for achieving it; improving work climate; preparing for higher levels of responsibility; and leading change inside and outside the organization. [adapted from publisher]

Experiences of Action Learning Groups for Public Health Sector Mangers in Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The objective of this study was to pilot an action learning group program, (an informal, practically based management training program which allow trainees to reflect on their own work environment) with managers in a rural public health setting and to explore participants’ experience of the program. [adapted from abstract]

Strengthening Management and Leadership Practices to Increase Health-Service Delivery in Kenya: An Evidence-Based Approach

The purpose of the study was to test the hypothesis that strengthening health systems, through improved leadership and management skills of health teams, can contribute to an increase in health-service delivery outcomes. The study was conducted in six provinces in the Republic of Kenya. [from abstract]

Already We See the Difference: Strengthening District Health Workforce Leadership and Management in Uganda

Participants in the Human Resources for Health Leadership and Management Course in Uganda share some perspectives on a program designed to help them address health workforce challenges at the district level. [from publisher]

Attitudes of Medical Students to Medical Leadership and Management: A Systematic Review to Inform Curriculum Development

This is a systematic review of what is known concerning the knowledge, skills and attitudes of medical students regarding leadership and management. It reports the results pertaining to the attitudes of students to provide evidence to inform curriculum development in the developing field of medical education. [adapted from author]

Review of Health Leadership and Management Capacity in Lao People's Democratic Republic

This review describes the current state of health leadership and management capacity and issues that affect management performance at the district level in Lao People’s Democratic Republic. [from summary]

Review of Health Leadership and Management Capacity in Solomon Islands

This report describes the current health management and leadership capacity and issues that affect management performance in the Solomon Islands. [from author]

Review of Health Leadership and Management Capacity in Timor-Leste

This review describes the current situation of health leadership and management capacity in Timor-Leste. [from summary]

Review of Health Leadership and Management Capacity in Fiji

This review describes the current situation of health leadership and management capacity at the sub-divisional level in Fiji. [from summary]

Review of Health Leadership and Management Capacity in Papua New Guinea

This review describes the state of health leadership and management capacity in Papua New Guinea. [from summary]

Review of Health Leadership and Management Capacity in Cambodia

This review describes the current situation of health leadership and management capacity in Cambodia after its efforts to rebuild its health system following years of conflict that decimated the country’s health infrastructure. [from summary]

Advancing Women's Leadership and Advocacy for AIDS Action Training Manual

This training manual is a resource to build the leadership, advocacy and management skills of grassroots women leaders and others working in HIV. It is a scaled-down adaptation of the training curriculum used to build the leadership skills and technical expertise of women working on the frontlines in the fight against HIV and AIDS, and to strengthen the capacity of their organizations to advocate for stronger HIV and AIDS policies, programs and resources that meet the distinct needs of women.

Building Capacity in Health Facility Management: Guiding Principles for Skills Transfer in Liberia

This article describes a health management delivery program in which north and south institutions collaborated to integrate classroom and field-based training in health management and to transfer the capacity for sustaining management development in Liberia. [adapted from abstract]

Scaling Up Proven Public Health Interventions through a Locally Owned and Sustained Leadership Development Programme in Rural Upper Egypt

The Ministry of Health introduced a leadership development program in Aswan Governorate. The program aimed to improve health services in three districts by increasing managers’ ability to create high performing teams and lead them to achieve results. The program introduced leadership and management practices and a methodology for identifying and addressing service delivery challenges. [adapted from abstract]

Combining a Leadership Course and Multi-Source Feedback Has No Effect on Leadership Skills of Leaders in Postgraduate Medical Education

Leadership courses and multi-source feedback are widely used developmental tools for leaders in health care. The authors aimed to study the additional effect of a leadership course following a multi-source feedback procedure compared to multi-source feedback alone especially regarding development of leadership skills over time. [from abstract]

Increasing Leadership Capacity for HIV/AIDS Programs by Strengthening Public Health Epidemiology and Management Training in Zimbabwe

This paper describes a programme in Zimbabwe aimed at responding more effectively to the HIV/AIDS epidemic by reinforcing a critical competence-based training institution and producing public health leaders. [adapted from abstract]

Taking Action on Human Resources for Health: the Virtual Leadership Development Program for HR Managers

This issue explores the Management Sciences for Health’s Virtual Leadership Development Program, which was designed to strengthen the leadership capacity of health teams to produce organizational results. [adapted from author]