Leadership is associated with larger-than-life characteristics. It is most important for complex organizations operating in changing environments. One needs to analyze the basic motivations for change because it includes human beings. Timothy Galpin (1996) describes the human elements of change, covering an organization-wide area.
Healthcare organizations need constant maneuvering into the future and change. John (1990) states, Leadership is an ability to influence followers that involves the use of power and the acceptance of the leader by the followers. This ability to influence followers is related to the followers’ need satisfaction.
Gregory amp. Ricky (1989) have defined leadership as both a process and a property. As a process, leadership is the use of non-coercive influence to direct and coordinate the activities of group members toward goal accomplishment. Leaders of today are under heavy pressure and are required to constantly keep themselves abreast with the latest innovations and technologies as well as their healthcare organizations. Technology has transformed healthcare organizations into networks, and large companies are increasingly made up of people running small business units. A leader with change management skills means someone who can successfully steer a team, department or healthcare organization through any kind of metamorphosis.
Disruptive innovations are changing the business landscape overnight and knocking market leaders out of position for failing to better understand and manage the evolution of their business. Leaders need not only to look after their own employees but also the suppliers and competitors who are seen as stakeholders and need to be managed differently.
Change is the popular word these days, especially in healthcare organizations. It may be described as radical change, or frame-breaking change, incremental change or frame-bending change (Kolb, 1992).nbsp.