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Visionary Leadership in Health

Visionary Leadership in Health
Delivering Superior Value

First Edition
  • Jay Satia - Professor Emeritus, Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Gujarat
  • Anant Kumar - Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
  • Moi Lee Liow - Executive Director, Asia Pacific Council of AIDS Service Organizations (APCASO), Kuala Lumpur

September 2014 | 376 pages | SAGE India

This book presents a visionary leadership framework and its application toward delivering superior value in health. It provides a road map on how to create shared vision, assess vision–reality gap, identify paths to pursue, inspire, and empower stakeholders, and utilize results-based management to deliver superior value.

By linking leadership and management in health rather than juxtaposing them, the book argues that the task of every health professional requires a mix of leadership and management, although their relative emphasis may vary as per the context and content of the health program. The book will equip health professionals to not only improve personal performance but also enhance the value that their health programs will generate for their beneficiaries.

Foreword Dr Wasim Zaman
Strengthened Leadership and Political Will for Better Health
Leadership and Management: What Leaders Need to Do
Creating Shared Vision: Key to Leadership
Analyzing Vision–Reality Gap
Finding the Path and Formulating Strategies
Inspiring and Empowering Stakeholders
Doing it Right: Results-Based Management
Delivering Superior Results: Applying the Visionary Leadership Framework
Your Personal Leadership Journey: Focus on Self
Public Health Leadership Attributes
Team Building, Negotiation, Communication, and Conflict Management Skills for Leaders
Collaboration and Partnership
Annexure 1: Major Strands of Thoughts on Leadership

Having worked in the health field, especially in HIV and AIDS, in Cambodia for more than 30 years, I  have seen the strong impact leadership can have on all levels of the health-care system, from village clinics to district hospitals to ministry of health offices. Leadership involves passion and commitment, and the desire to do the right things. I congratulate Professor Satia and his co-authors’ for developing this book and bringing it to our attention. 

Dr Mean ChhiVun
Director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STDs (NCHADS), Cambodia
Winner, 2010 Millennium Development Goal Award for Excellence in AIDS Response

There is an acute deficit of management in public health in developing world. Within management development, leadership training is further neglected. This book based on Professor Satia and his co-authors’ extensive research and experience in management as well as leadership training for health program managers and NGO leaders will definitely fill this leadership chasm in health in developing world. I am sure it will become a valued guide to all aspiring health leaders.

Professor Dileep Mavalankar
Director, Indian Institute of Public Health - Gandhinagar (IIPH-G) and Vice President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

“A very timely addition to the public health literature...The book offers a framework for public health leadership, with details of the different competencies and actions required… It is illustrated with case studies and lessons learned from all over the world. These cases provide a great overview of the state of global public health…[which] is refreshing… useful as a textbook for public health degree course...and a handy professional guide… it will help build the public health leadership the country so urgently needed.

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Jay Satia

Jay Satia is a Senior Advisor to the President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi, and Professor Emeritus at the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Gujarat. He was a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) for more than 20 years and served as its Dean during 1987–89. At IIM-A, he worked on operations management as well as on management of health, population and nutrition programmes. During the period 1993–2008, Professor Satia was the Executive Director of the International Council on Management of Population Programmes (ICOMP), a Malaysia-based international non-governmental organisation... More About Author

Anant Kumar

Anant Kumar is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. Before joining XISS, Dr Kumar worked as Program Officer with Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Population Leadership Program in India. Dr Kumar obtained his Bachelor and Master degree in Psychology from University of Allahabad. He obtained his doctoral degree in Social Medicine and Community Health from Centre of Social Medicine and Community Heath at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Dr Kumar is also a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Development—Eastern Regional Centre (IHD-ERC), Ranchi... More About Author

Moi Lee Liow

Moi Lee Liow is a Malaysian national and Executive Director of Asia Pacific Council of AIDS Service Organizations (APCASO). Before joining APCASO, she worked with International Council on Management of Population Programmes (ICOMP), Malaysia as Senior Programme Officer (2002–2008). She has more than 16 years of professional experience in the NGO development sector, focusing mostly on leadership, population and development. She has a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University, Australia, and a Master of Arts degree in International Development from Clark University, USA. More About Author

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ISBN: 9788132113201