The development of leadership within healthcare organisations is vital. Never has it been so important that aspiring leaders are equipped with the theoretical and practical-know-how to drive forward health reform and ensure quality, particularly in an industry where leadership is so often misunderstood. In this timely and exciting new book, Christopher Johns addresses the most vital aspects of health care development and education, and reveals the tensions of becoming a leader within health care organizations. Being able to understand and work towards resolving this tension is essential in becoming an effective leader. Developed from the narratives of over 80 aspiring-leaders, Mindful Leadership draws upon a rich source of data and insights to support the re-direction of leadership within NHS organizations across various disciplines. Leadership is liberating. Everyone should aim to be a leader at every level of the organization. To be an effective leader, however, requires an awareness and acceptance of circumstances that is best termed 'mindfulness'. This book has been written to enable health care practitioners to become genuinely mindful leaders.