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Leadership metaphors

Leadership metaphors PurposeThis paper aims to suggest that the language typically used about leadership in healthcare tells us something important about how we see it.Design/methodology/approachThree main metaphors currently adopted for healthcare leadership purposes are explored – military, sporting and finance.FindingsThe language used about leadership sustains the way the world is seen. A more life-affirming use of language is possible, which more accurately reflects what healthcare is about.Originality/valueThe paper builds on the work of Gareth Morgan in applying the use of metaphors to healthcare leadership. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Leadership in Health Services Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1751-1879
DOI
10.1108/LHS-01-2016-0003
pmid
27198701
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Abstract

PurposeThis paper aims to suggest that the language typically used about leadership in healthcare tells us something important about how we see it.Design/methodology/approachThree main metaphors currently adopted for healthcare leadership purposes are explored – military, sporting and finance.FindingsThe language used about leadership sustains the way the world is seen. A more life-affirming use of language is possible, which more accurately reflects what healthcare is about.Originality/valueThe paper builds on the work of Gareth Morgan in applying the use of metaphors to healthcare leadership.

Journal

Leadership in Health ServicesEmerald Publishing

Published: May 3, 2016

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