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

Sandra Barker Dunbar, DPA, OTR/L; Kristin Winston
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An Occupational Perspective on Leadership: Theoretical and Practical Dimensions, Third Edition is essential for occupational therapy students, practicing clinicians, and administrators. Building upon the 2 previous editions, Drs. Sandra Dunbar-Smalley and Kristin Winston provide an in-depth exploration of leadership theories alongside the application of occupational therapy theoretical models to leadership practice within the occupational therapy profession.

The Third Edition includes new theoretical perspectives, case examples, and adapted reflection activities to further meet the needs of students and entry-level professionals. New chapters address:

•    Followership in the context of leadership
•    A systems approach to leadership
•    Shared leadership
•    Transforming health care with leaders for change

An Occupational Perspective on Leadership: Theoretical and Practical Dimensions, Third Edition demonstrates the potential of occupational therapy leadership and encourages the next generation of students and clinicians to advance their understanding and application of occupational therapy and leadership theory for best practices. 

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About the Editors
Contributing Authors
Foreword to the Third Edition by Charles Christiansen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA
Foreword to the Second Edition by Charles Christiansen, EdD, OTR, OT(C), FAOTA

Section I    Introduction to Theoretical Perspectives
Chapter 1    Leadership Theories
Sandra Dunbar-Smalley, DPA, OTR/L, FAOTA

Chapter 2    Situational Leadership and Occupational Therapy
Kristin Winston, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Chapter 3    Transformational Leadership Theory and the Model of Human Occupation
Patricia Bowyer, EdD, MS, OTR, FAOTA, SFHEA and Steven Fowler, DNP, CRNA, APRN

Chapter 4    Collective Leadership: A Quantum Shift in Health Care System Behaviors
DeLana Honaker, PhD, CLT, OTR, FAOTA

Chapter 5    Servant Leadership and the Person-Environment-Occupation Model
James Laub, EdD; Sandra Dunbar-Smalley, DPA, OTR/L, FAOTA; and Lynelle F. Callender, DNP, RN, INS

Section II    Leadership Person Factors
Chapter 6    Exploring the Leader in You
Jan G. Garbarini, PhD, OTR/L and Kristin Winston, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Chapter 7    Ethical Considerations in Leadership
Lisa L. Clark, MS, OTR/L, CLT and James Marc-Aurele, OT/L, MBA

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
Kristin Winston, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA and Brianna Black Kent, PhD, RN (ret.)

Chapter 10    A Systems Approach to Leadership in Occupational Therapy: An Ongoing Narrative.
Nicole R. Quint, DrOT, OTR/L

Chapter 11    The Dance of Leadership and Followership
Terry Morrow Nelson, PhD

Chapter 12    Shared Leadership
Deena L. Slockett, EdD, MBA, RT(R)(M)

Section III    Contextual Influences on Leadership
Chapter 13    Transforming Health Care With Leaders for Change
Tara Griffiths, DrOT, OTR/L and Laura Schmelzer, PhD, MOT, OTR/L

Chapter 14    Leadership in the Community
Marge E. Moffett Boyd, PhD, MPH, OT/L and Tami Lawrence Buck, PhD, MSOT, OTR/L

Chapter 15    Leadership in Academic Settings
Scott Truskowski, PhD, OTRL; Teresa Plummer, PhD, MSOT, OTR/L, CAPS, CEAS, ATP and Yvette Hachtel, JD, MEd, FAOTA

Chapter 16    Appreciative Inquiry: A Road to Effective Leadership
Carol Lambdin-Pattavina, OTD, MSOT, OTR/L, CTP 

Chapter 17    Teams and Occupational Therapy Practitioner Leadership
Lesly Wilson James, PhD, MPA, PMP, OTR/L, FAOTA; Jason D. Mahilo, MOTR/L, TCR, LSVT-BIG; and Jacqueline Reese Walter, PhD, OTR/L, CHT

Section IV    Leadership Narratives
    A Note on Antiracist Leadership
Sandra Dunbar-Smalley, DPA, OTR/L, FAOTA

Kristin Winston, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

    Career and Leadership: A Personal Perspective
Sue Baptiste, MHSc, OT(Reg), OT(C), FCAOT

Audrey Comeau, MS, OTR/L

    Toward a Different Understanding of Leadership: A Personal and Professional Journey
Thomas J. Decker, EdD, OTD, OTR/L and Gustavo Reinoso, PhD, OTR/L 
   Lessons Learned Along the Way of My Leadership Journey
Elizabeth Francis-Connolly, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA

    Career and Leadership: A Personal Journey
Said Nafai, OTD, MS, OTR/L, CLT, CAPS

    Bossy = Leader: Using Your Strengths for Unconventional Leadership
Jacquelyn M. Sample, DrOT, MEd, OTR/L

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About the Editors

Sandra Dunbar-Smalley, DPA, OTR/L, FAOTA, completed her undergraduate degree at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California; 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, Florida. The last 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 provost at AdventHealth University. She was previously the assistant dean of professional development and education in the College of Health Care Sciences at Nova Southeastern University. Her responsibilities included the coordination of the Center for Academic and Professional Excellence, which incorporates a Leadership and Management Academy for faculty who desire to develop and improve their leadership skills. Sandra’s belief that everyday leadership provides numerous opportunities to encourage personal and professional growth has been reinforced by the process of compiling another edition of An Occupational Perspective on Leadership: Theoretical and Practical Dimensions.

Kristin Winston, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, completed her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire. She went on to complete a Master of Education degree at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, with a specialization in early childhood special education. Kristin’s PhD in occupational therapy was earned at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 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-Smalley, who continues as a leadership mentor. Kristin currently serves as program director and associate professor in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program at the University of New England where she continues to study and teach leadership concepts. 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 and the American Occupational Therapy Association Academic Leadership Institute.