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Self-leadership in social work : Reflections from practice.

Author: Bill Mckitterick
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores how, through strong self-leadership, social workers can both explain and demonstrate how social work can achieve positive change.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mckitterick, Bill.
Self-leadership in social work : Reflections from practice.
Bristol : Policy Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Mckitterick
ISBN: 9781447314868 1447314867
OCLC Number: 905985678
Description: 1 online resource (218 pages)
Contents: SELF-LEADERSHIP IN SOCIAL WORK; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Outline of the book; 1. What leadership means in practice in social work; Introduction ; Description and purpose of leadership; Different descriptions of leadership; Servant and citizen leadership; Leader as a gardener; Citizen leadership; Self-leadership and leadership with peers; Spectrum of traditional leadership theories and styles; Discretion and autonomy; Pause for a wider view; Leadership in other services and professions; 2. Leadership vacuum; Introduction; Public policy context. Examples of externally driven agendasSocial work with adults; Challenge of social work education, knowledge and continuing professional development; Taking the lead; 3. Sources of leadership in the profession; Introduction; Self-leadership and distributed leadership; Organisations and institutions; Combining social justice and the personal, with evidence-informed practice; Knowledge, evidence-informed practice and purposeful interventions; 4. Clarity of purpose in social work practice; Introduction; Complexity or confusion. Social work, personalisation and personal budgets in adult social careChild protection and safeguarding; Claiming and offering to do too much; Model of 'reserved duties'; Affliction of uncertainty; 5. The social worker manager as leader, colleague and champion; Introduction; Supervision practice and standards; The social worker manager; The overwhelming management agenda; Autonomy and discretion; The manager as educator; 6. Leadership within direct practice; Introduction; Using leadership in direct social work practice; Working with children and families; Social pedagogy; Empowerment. Guiding and navigatingLeadership with colleagues and across other services; 7. Leadership within a multi-disciplinary environment; Introduction; Integrated, multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary working; Social worker as lead professional; Promoting independence, empowerment and re-ablement; Promoting the psychosocial; Conclusions; 8. Optimism, filling the vacuum and taking the lead; Introduction; Renewed focus on relationship-based and therapeutic practice; Followership; Rising above the bombardment of 'the case'; Self-leadership of professional development. Shifting and taking responsibility for leadershipWhat to do and what to change; References; Index.

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