Learning to be a transformational leader
Art & Science Previous    

Learning to be a transformational leader

Tony Gillam Clinical manager of Worcestershire Early Intervention Service and the Community Recovery Team, Worcester

Tony Gillam reflects on his experiences as a manager and role model for staff and students, and how he has developed his style of leadership

This article is an extended personal reflection on the context of learning and leading learning from the author’s perspective as a mental health nurse and clinical manager. It considers the roles of adviser and agent of change for personal and professional development of staff and students undergoing professional training and education. The article draws on the author’s experiences to offer insights into learning and leadership of learning integrated into a cohesive narrative. It focuses on models of leadership, role modelling, the effect of policy on the context of learning, leading learning and how to engage learners in critical thinking.

Mental Health Practice. 19, 8, 36-39. doi: 10.7748/mhp.19.8.36.s21



Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked using antiplagiarism software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 25 September 2014

Accepted: 19 October 2015

Want to read more?

Subscribe for unlimited access

Try 1 month’s access for just £1 and get:

Your subscription package includes:
  • Full access to the website and the online archive
  • Bi-monthly digital edition
  • RCNi Portfolio and interactive CPD quizzes
  • RCNi Learning with 200+ evidence-based modules
  • 10 articles a month from any other RCNi journal
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student
Already subscribed? Log in

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now