This book provides a unique first-hand perspective on healthcare leadership and management, from a practitioner, for practitioners. The author is an experienced consultant, highly respected medical director and exceptional leader known for his drive, acumen and commitment to putting patients first. The book´s focus is on compassionate leadership, efficient management, improvement capabilities and transformational skills. The content covers all aspects of leading and managing health services, integrating both the hard and soft skills required. The comprehensive chapters are written in an extremely concise and precise style using fact boxes and bullet format only. Lists of chapter objectives, boxed summaries, numerous graphics and suggestions for further reading provide quick reference and consolidate what the reader has learned. Packed with expert insights and practical tips for problem solving and trouble shooting, this is the ultimate guide to getting ahead and achieving more as a leader and manager in the healthcare world. The book is an excellent resource for aspiring as well as current leaders and managers in healthcare.