An Occupational Perspective on Leadership: Theoretical and Practical Dimensions, Second Edition

Sandra Barker Dunbar, DPA, OTR/L; Kristin Winston
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An Occupational Perspective on Leadership: Theoretical and Practical Dimensions, Second Edition provides a more in-depth exploration of leadership theories, as well as the application of occupational therapy theoretical models to leadership. The introduction of a more contemporary leadership theory, Quantum Leadership Theory, is a welcome addition to broaden occupational therapist students and clinician’s perspectives in today’s ever-changing work environments.
Drs. Sandra Barker Dunbar and Kristin Winston, and their contributors also include new chapters on generational and ethical aspects of leadership to promote understanding in the challenges and opportunities of everyday leadership.
Sections inside the Second Edition include:
  • Theoretical Perspectives, including situational leadership and collective leadership
  • Leadership Person Factors, including applying ethical considerations and the impact of generational characteristics
  • Contextual Influences on Leadership, including contemporary health care systems, the community, and academic settings
  • Leadership Narratives, including 3 narratives of individuals who have taken different paths to leadership in occupational therapy
Each chapter inside An Occupational Perspective on Leadership, Second Edition is supplemented with case examples, as well as learning and reflection activities, to further meet the needs of entry-level professionals and Master and Doctoral curricula.
In addition to leadership theories, An Occupational Perspective on Leadership, Second Edition provides an overview of occupational theoretical models for occupational therapists to formulate an integrated approach that is also founded on core concepts of the profession. Theoretical models such as the Person-Environment-Occupation Model will be used to exemplify how leadership can be viewed through an occupation-oriented lens.
Instructors in educational settings can visit for additional materials to be used for teaching in the classroom.
An Occupational Perspective on Leadership: Theoretical and Practical Dimensions, Second Edition is a must-have text for entry-level professionals, as well as Master and Doctoral students who want to take charge of leadership opportunities within occupational therapy. Practicing occupational therapists will also benefit from the exposure to leadership theories and their application in the clinical realm.

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About the Editors
Contributing Authors 
Foreword by Charles H. Christiansen, EdD, OTR, OT(C), FAOTA 

Section I Introduction to Theoretical Perspectives 
Chapter 1 Leadership Theories 
Sandra Barker Dunbar, DPA, OTR/L, FAOTA
Chapter 2 Situational Leadership and Occupational Therapy 
Kristin Winston, PhD, OTR/L
Chapter 3 Transformational Leadership Theory and the Model of Human Occupation 
Patricia Bowyer, EdD, MS, OTR, FAOTA
Chapter 4 Collective Leadership: A Quantum Shift in Health Care System Behaviors 
DeLana Honaker, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Chapter 5 Servant Leadership and the Person-Environment-Occupation Model 
Sandra Barker Dunbar, DPA, OTR/L, FAOTA

Section II Leadership Person Factors 
Chapter 6 Exploring the Leader in You 
Jan G. Garbarini, MA, OTR/L and Kristin Winston, PhD, OTR/L
Chapter 7 Applying Ethical Considerations to Leadership 
Lisa L. Clark, MS, OTR/L, CLT and Susan Noyes Spear, PhD, OTR/L
Chapter 8 The Impact of Generational Characteristics on Leadership in Occupational Therapy 
Sonia F. Kay, PhD, OTR/L
Chapter 9 The Kawa Model: An Exploration of Communication and Leadership
Brianna Kent, PhD and Kristin Winston, PhD, OTR/L

Section III Contextual Influences on Leadership 
Chapter 10 Leadership in Contemporary Health Care Systems 
Tara Griffiths, DrOT, OTR/L and Laura Schmelzer, PhD, MOT, OTR/L
Chapter 11 Leadership in the Community 
Tami Lawrence Buck, PhD, OTR/L and Marge E. Moffett Boyd, PhD, MPH, OTR/L
Chapter 12 Leadership in Academic Settings 
Yvette Hachtel, JD, MEd, OTR/L and Teresa Plummer, PhD, OTR/L, ATP
Chapter 13 Teams and Occupational Therapy Practitioner Leadership 
Lesly Wilson James, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA and Jacqueline Reese Walter, PhD, OTR/L, CHT

Section IV Leadership Narratives  
Career and Leadership: A Personal Perspective 
Sue Baptiste, MHSc, OT(Reg), OT[C], FCAOT
My Academic Leadership Journey 
Elizabeth Francis-Connolly, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Toward a Different Understanding of Leadership: A Personal Journey  
Gustavo Reinoso, PhD, OTR/L and Thomas J. Decker, OTD, OTR/L
Leadership Within Occupational Therapy: Thinking Outside the Box  
Nicole R. Quint, DrOT, OTR/L
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About the Editors

Sandra Barker Dunbar, DPA, OTR/L, FAOTA, completed her undergraduate degree at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA, her master of arts in occupational therapy from New York University in New York City, and her doctor of public administration degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The latter degree exposed her to organizational behavior, leadership, management, and strategic planning content, all of which have influenced her work in occupational therapy.
Sandra is currently the Assistant Dean of Professional Development and Education in the College of Health Care Sciences at Nova Southeastern University. Her responsibilities include the coordination of the Center for Academic and Professional Excellence, which includes a Leadership and Management Academy for faculty who desire to develop and improve their leadership skills. Sandra continues to be involved with occupational therapy in her appointment as a professor, as well as in her work as a private home health clinician and consultant. Her belief that everyday leadership provides numerous opportunities to encourage personal and professional growth has been reinforced by the process of compiling this second edition of An Occupational Perspective on Leadership: Theoretical and Practical Dimensions.
Kristin Winston, PhD, OTR/L, completed her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. She went on to complete a master of education degree at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT, with a specialization in early childhood special education. Kristin’s PhD in occupational therapy was earned at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It was while studying at Nova Southeastern University that Kristin first had an opportunity to explore the topic of leadership under the guidance of Sandra Dunbar, who continues as a leadership mentor.
Kristin currently teaches leadership content at both the master’s and doctoral levels of education at Nova Southeastern University with both occupational therapy and physical therapy students. She has held several formal leadership positions in clinical, academic, and community organizations and has also participated in informal leadership opportunities in those settings. Kristin is a graduate of the College of Health Care Sciences Leadership and Management Academy at Nova Southeastern University.