Impressions of action and critical action learning: exploring the leadership development of senior doctors in an English healthcare organization

McCray, J., Warwick, R. and Palmer, A. (2018) Impressions of action and critical action learning: exploring the leadership development of senior doctors in an English healthcare organization. International Journal of Training and Development, 22 (1). pp. 69-85. ISSN 1360-3736

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Abstract

This paper aims to explore the influence of one cycle of a learning set experience in a postgraduate medical leadership development programme. It does so from two perspectives: first, from the self-reports of nine senior doctors working in leadership roles in England in the National Health Service; and second from a researcher perspective as we present our research process, findings and perceptions on the use of action learning (AL) and critical action learning (CAL) for leadership development in the complex and unpredictable context of that service. The paper affirms other study findings that CAL in the development of participants’ collective reflexivity has the potential to deal with emotions and power relations in organizational life. An original contribution lies in advancing the idea that CAL can help build resilience in doctor leaders and groups in uncertain conditions such that they are able to challenge current care delivery and effect change in organizational performance.

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Additional Information: ** From Crossref via Jisc Publications Router. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Impressions of action and critical action learning, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1111/ijtd.12119/full. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Education, Social and Life Sciences > Social Work and Social Care
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router Jisc
Depositing User: Publications Router Jisc
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2018 15:11
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2021 09:07
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/3291

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