Why Leadership Is in Demand Today

During the 1970s, health care organizations had a burgeoning interest in management development programs. It was recognized that promoting technically competent employees into management positions produced a responsibility on the part of the organization to provide management and supervisory training and education. In the 1990s, there was a shift in all sectors of society to emphasize the importance of leadership skills. The increased number of titles about leadership in a popular bookstore reflects this emphasis. A search on amazon.com produces over sixty-three thousand hits, and when the search is narrowed to health care leadership, there are still 883 titles. Why this focus on leadership? Why is this a compelling ...

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