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People in a leadership meeting


Leadership is a process of influence that occurs in a group setting towards the achievement of a common goal. Beyond that there are almost as many definitions or approaches to leadership as there are leaders… But to summarise, what is currently believed to be needed in a health and care setting is leadership that is compassionate, collaborative and inclusive with a relentless focus on the improvement of the health and wellbeing of patients and populations. At the heart of all of this though is a fundamental prerequisite to know yourself and the impact you have on those around you.” 
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