Mindful Leadership: A Guide for the Health Care Professions

Book review

3 stars

Much of the critical reflection in this book comes from front line healthcare professionals. As such, it will appeal to nurses, especially those who are new to leadership.

The book is timely, given the enormous challenges facing health and social care, and is cognisant of how front line staff feel disempowered.

It demystifies the notion that leadership ‘happens elsewhere’ and is thought provoking about how nurses can develop their own leadership journeys by being aware of their circumstances and changing their behaviours through ‘mindfulness’.

Leadership is often seen as something that happens at the top of an organisation, but the many personal reflections presented in this book demonstrate that staff at all levels can be leaders.

The book provides examples of staff critically analysing their situations and changing their behaviours. The author reveals the tensions of becoming a leader and discusses


Want to read more?

Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first three months:

  • Customisable clinical dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals including Nursing Standard
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • NMC-compliant RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests

This article is not available as part of an institutional subscription. Why is this?