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Our Purpose To be leaders in health, who transform and deliver high quality, safe healthcare for all  . . .   We will invest, strengthen and develop our leaders to instil our organisational values, adapt and grow our culture of excellence and ensure as custodians of the health service that it is being managed in a manner that makes our community proud. 

Northeast Health Wangaratta | Strategic Plan 2020-2025: Leading the Transformation

Journal of Healthcare Leadership

The Journal of Healthcare Leadership is an international journal focusing on leadership for healthcare professions. The journal strives to provide up-to-date trends on theoretical and best practices in healthcare, and insights into leadership progress and effective solutions to improve patient care, to both current and future healthcare leaders. Senior and trainee doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals, medical students, healthcare managers and allied leaders are invited to contribute to this publication.

Leadership resources


Clinical Governance: Health Services | Victorian Auditor-General´s Report 2021

All Victorians have the right to expect high-quality healthcare – and effective clinical governance systems are fundamental to delivering on that expectation.  A 2020 review of health services found that there is more work to do to ensure clinical governance systems are driving continuous improvement towards better patient outcomes and zero avoidable harm. The Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) released the Clinical governance: health services report in June 2021, following an audit of clinical governance at four representative health services in Victoria.

The report made 18 recommendations – some to all four audited health services, and others to one or more of the audited services.

Health Workforce Australia (HWA) closed in 2014 and functions transferred to the  Department of Health (DoH).  The HWA website has been archived in Pandora – an archiving website managed by the National Library of Australia. 

Leadership in Allied Health 

Allied health professionals, as organisation (and system) 'connectors', have a key role to play in delivering on quality and safety, and improving health services efficiency and effectiveness.





Where the full text is not available, please request articles from the Library using the Article Request Form.


                            Leadership Freak  |  Dan Rockwell

Dan Rockwell is a true “leadership freak”. His leadership career began with a leadership position in the non-profit world at the age of nineteen. His experience, over thirty years, includes business ownership and fifteen years as a Workforce Development Consultant for a regional Penn State Special Affiliate.


                            Harvard Business Review

Find new ideas and classic advice on strategy, innovation and leadership, for global leaders from the world's best business and management experts.

                            Leadership Management Australia (LMA)

LMA is at the forefront of leadership training and development courses across Australia.

                            Global Leadership Foundation  | Melbourne

Global Leadership Foundation was established to provide leadership pathways and build leadership capability for people from all walks of life. 

Leading Teams  | Australian

Leading Teams creates high performing leaders and teams. Read the latest on leadership and team development from our team of expertly trained facilitators on the Leading Teams blog.


Boost your knowledge with presentations, Infographics and videos from other professionals.  Leadership Presentations on Slideshare


Lead Change is a leadership media destination with a unique editorial focus on driving change within organizations, teams, and individuals. It seeks to inspire readers to boldly step up and serve wherever and whenever leadership is needed, providing real and concrete advice on how to grow. Lead Change is written for and by top leadership and business professionals around the world.


How to be a great leader | TED Talks

What makes a great leader?  These TED Talks offer surprising, nuanced approaches on how to inspire and empower others to do their very best.


Let's talk leadership with Ben Jenkins

The ACN Podcast with Ben Jenkins MACN is a leadership-focused podcast which features interviews with a wide-range of nurse leaders.


Australian College of Nurses |  Best podcasts for busy nurses

Top 10 most favourite nursing-oriented podcasts. Not all these podcasts are explicitly about nursing, however those that aren’t give insight into information relevant to nursing practice


The Engaging Leader | Jesse Lahey

Engaging Leader is a podcast to help you communicate, engage, and lead with greater impact.  You can become more than just a great leader; be an engager!


The Anxious Achiever | HBR  |  Morra Aarons-Mele

Rethink mental health and work, with candid stories from leaders who’ve been there.  Morra Aarons-Mele is the founder of the award-winning social impact agency, Women Online, and author of Hiding in the Bathroom.


The LEADx Show |  hosted by Kevin Kruse

The New York Times best-selling author of Employee Engagement 2.0 interviews the hottest leadership experts five days a week. Each episode ends with the guest challenging listeners to get 1 percent better by trying out one specific idea from the show. 


The Busy Leader | Quint Studer

The Busy Leader’s Podcast – A Catalyst for Inspired Action is a lively and engaging podcast hosted by Quint Studer.



Lead to Win | Michael Hyatt & Company 

Short-term wins are easy. Sustained achievement is another story. Discover how current research combines with timeless wisdom for lasting success. From personal productivity to personal development, self-leadership to team leadership, and intentionality to influence, get the insights and tools you need to win at work and succeed at life.


The Tim Ferris Show

Tim Ferris has dedicated his life to deconstructing the routines and behaviours of world-class performers. The greatest thing about these podcasts are the tactics, tools, and routines that you can take on board – not just to enrich your professional life, but your personal life too. 


WorkLife with Adam Grant

Hosted by organisational psychologist and TED sensation Adam Grant, WorkLife offers practical advice on how to tackle life in the workplace.  Grant take listeners inside the unconventional, exploring how we can all enjoy our day-to-day work just a bit more.


In the Hour Podcast   |   Lolly Daskal and Jaren Nichols

Lolly Daskal, world-renowned executive coach and best selling author of the Leadership Gap, and Jared Nichols, futurist and Founder of The Foresight Academy, provide practical tools and profound insight about how you can take an active role in creating the kind of future you want to see. Between the two of them, they have trained and coached thousands of leaders to succeed.


The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast 

Taking a fresh approach to business, John Maxwell influences people to think, speak and act differently in order to positively impact their lives and others. Discussing the practices, principles and process of what it takes to be a transformational leader,



Leadership in Allied Health

Provides access to leadership development opportunities to equip allied health professionals with the leadership skills and tools to successfully lead and contribute, alongside other disciplines, to transformational change in the system.   Includes tools and resources to download.


Leadership and Culture

Leadership Resources - Access the latest Leadership resources from NSW Health including the Clinical Excellence Commission.   More Information

Hardwiring Excellence at NHW 

The Hardwiring Excellence program was introduced at NHW in 2011, and it is based on work by the Studer Group from the USA.

The program aims to ‘hardwire’, or embed, a set of standard practices in terms of communication, behaviour and practices that leads to excellent patient clnical outcomes, patient and staff  satisfaction.  Information, resources, education and tools specific to NHW's Hardwiring program are available here on the intranet  (Onsite link only)


We are privileged to work with organisations committed to making a real difference in healthcare.

By: Lynne Mahony, MBA, MFA, Matthew Bates, MHA, Stephanie Striepeck, MBA -  Evidence- Based leadership - 27 Feb, 2020

The EBL framework serves two purposes: It provides the structure for hardwiring behaviors, and it aligns the culture with the "accountability" mindset.  Includes links to articles, white paper and a webinar.

The Nine Principles® were created by Quint Studer, informed by his work helping partner organizations develop a success-based organizational culture driven by evidence. They are the guiding beliefs and standards of practice that support excellence in any organization. The principles align to the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. They present a guide for all professionals on the path to excellence. They identify the leader behaviors that maximize performance, support organizational excellence, and are essential to creating a success-based culture.

By Lynne Cunningham, Posted February 26, 2013    [ Article & Video  ]

After spiders, snakes and public speaking, people seem most afraid of having difficult conversations. It doesn't matter if the conversation needs to occur with an employee, peer, boss, spouse or child; we all shy away from these critical communications. Why? It's likely because we don't understand the seriousness of biting the bullet and having the conversation and don't have the skills to have these difficult conversations successfully.

  • Studer Group® ' s evidence-based leadership initiatives

Schuller KA, Kash BA, Gamm LD. Studer Group® ' s evidence-based leadership initiatives. J Health Organ Manag. 2015;29(6):684-700. 


Organisations providing Education, Research & Resources


Australian Organisations



  • Leadership Management Australasia delivers professional development courses throughout Australia and New Zealand.  The LMA Library is a source of tips and information on people development, management and leadership skills, performance and productivity, selling strategies and much more, most free to download after registration.


  • Global Leadership Foundation engages individuals, organisations and communities to create significant transformational leadership journeys.


  • Women & Leadership Australia - Based on a simple truth, that women still represent an enormously under-utilised national resource, Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is dedicated to developing female leaders and supporting the increased presence of women in business and community leadership roles.



  • Berkeley Public Health Leadership Toolkit - The Leadership Toolkit is a practical “go-to” resource with leadership tools and frameworks that can be applied to be more effective in one’s projects, internships, and jobs. The tools provide content in areas of leadership that public health employers, UC Berkeley School of Public Health faculty, students, and alumni have identified as essential for success, such as leadership authenticity, building teams, and strategic problem-solving.


  • Center for Creative Leadership

    CCL mission is to leverage evidence-based science to accelerate leadership performance for the benefit of society worldwide. A leadership development organization with a global focus, CCL makes some of its research (white papers, research reports, articles, and an informative blog) available for download after registration.

  • Center for Ethical Leadership

    Aims to build capacity of individuals, groups and organizations to know their core values and lead from them everyday.A leadership training and education think tank which aims to "cultivate leadership and build capacity for change, helping communities tap collective wisdom in service of the common good."   Offers free downloads of many of its publications.

  • Harvard Business School Working Knowledge for Business Leaders - New research on business leadership from Harvard Business School faculty on issues including skills development, authentic leadership, and creating value. Request any articles that are not free online from the Library.
  • Prosci was founded in 1994 by former Bell Labs engineer and program manager Jeff Hiatt. Today, they are a global team of change fanatics and advocates focused on customer success. The Resource Center includes free guides, templates, checklists and more…to help you manage change effectively in your organization.

Full Text of articles from HBR are available on request from the Library.


NHW's Leadership Capability Framework

The framework aims to inform development of skills and knowledge in leadership principles and practices.

A consistent organisational wide framework, that is evidence-based, collaborative and sustainable throughout NHW.

Full document here.