Leadership in priority-setting - its role and value

Posted on Thursday 11th August 2011

Little has yet been written on the type of leadership needed to address priority setting and subsequently make difficult decisions. Much of the literature treats priority-setting as a tame problem suited to technical management solutions but a recent article by HSMC lecturers, Helen Dickinson, Tim Freeman, Suzanne Robinson and Iestyn Williams, explores the potential and limitations of key leadership concepts such as 'sense making' and 'framing'. Notions of relational leadership and the importance of leading with political astuteness are also discussed.

Read full article: Resource scarcity and priority-setting: from management to leadership in the rationing of health care? (pdf; opens in new window)