Archives for September 14th, 2000

LEADERSHIP THAT GETS RESULTS

Abstracts, PublicNet: 14 September, 2000

Goleman DHarvard Business Review, (USA), Mar – Apr 2000 Vol 78 No 2

Start page: 78. No of pages: 12

Argues that leaders must match their management style to the situation in order to be effective. Identifies and describes six leadership styles (coercive, authoritative, affiliative, democratic, pacesetting and coaching) and the situations in which each may be effective. Links these styles to the four basic capabilities of emotional intelligence (self-awareness, self management, social awareness and social skill), listing the elements which compose them. Suggests that authoritative leadership has the most positive effect on working environment, closely followed by the affiliative, democratic and coaching styles. Advocates the use of a range of styles according to the situation, making an analogy with the correct choice of club by a professional golfer to achieve results.

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MORE SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

Headlines, PublicNet: 14 September, 2000

Children with emotional or behavioural problems will benefit from an initiative to forge closer links between schools providing for special educational needs and mainstream schools. The initiative is part of the strategy to ensure maximum inclusion in the mainstream system.Special needs schools are being urged to develop their outreach role. Mainstream schools with special needs children are being encouraged to use the experience of staff in special needs schools in developing lessons.

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ELECTRONIC HEALTHCARE

Headlines, PublicNet: 14 September, 2000

The NHS 10 year plan is being put into effect with the take up of electronic systems to provide better support.NHS Direct, the largest telephone health advice service in the world, is to replace three support systems with a new decision support system to be installed by April 2001. The system will help nurses to assess a patient’s symptoms and determine the right level of care. It will also provide other information such as out of hours doctors’ services and ambulances services. The system will be progressively upgraded and by to 2002 nurses will be able to tell callers the location of their nearest pharmacy.

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