Leadership through an occupational lens: celebrating our territory

Rodger, Sylvia (2012) Leadership through an occupational lens: celebrating our territory. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 59 3: 172-179. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1630.2012.00995.x

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Author Rodger, Sylvia
Title Leadership through an occupational lens: celebrating our territory
Journal name Australian Occupational Therapy Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0045-0766
Publication date 2012-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2012.00995.x
Volume 59
Issue 3
Start page 172
End page 179
Total pages 8
Place of publication Richmond, Vic., Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract This paper addresses key qualities of leadership and describes leadership through an occupational lens. It aims to encourage individuals to identify themselves as leaders wherever they are positioned within organisations or in their professional lives. Leadership vignettes are used to highlight and celebrate how occupational therapy philosophies, as well as our theoretical and practical knowledge assisted these leaders in their current and emerging leadership roles. A number of issues that are affecting us as global citizens, including natural disasters and humanitarian crises in third world contexts are highlighted. The potential for our profession to take a leadership role in these issues is proposed. Finally, there is a call to action for all occupational therapists whatever their professional roles, recommending that all members of the profession embrace leadership opportunities no matter how big or small. In so doing it is argued that leadership will be recognised and celebrated as being very much part of our profession's territory.
Keyword Leadership
Occupational perspective
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes This paper is a condensed version of the Sylvia Docker Lecture presented at the 14th National Australian Occupational Therapy Conference 2011 at the Gold Coast, Queensland.

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Created: Thu, 15 Mar 2012, 14:30:53 EST by Professor Sylvia Rodger on behalf of Occupational Therapy