About the Course

In this short course, Dr. Mike Roddis and Dr. Johann Malawana take you through leadership styles. Based on the work of Daniel Goleman, they talk about the underlying theories and give examples of the different styles.

This course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Foundation Programme Curriculum


This course covers the following Foundation Programme Curriculum areas:


6. Communicates clearly in a variety of settings

7. Works effectively as a team member

8. Demonstrates leadership skills

About the Authors

Mike Roddis

Mike qualified as a doctor in 1978 from Manchester University and became a consultant chemical pathologist in 1985 in north London. He became clinical director in 1988, gaining his MBA in 1990. In 1994 he moved to the Homerton hospital as clinical director for surgery and clinical support services and became medical director of The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Essex in 1996. He left the NHS in 2002 to become an independent medical management consultant. In addition to his NHS Medical Director experience, Mike was Group Medical Director for BMI Healthcare, the largest provider of independent hospital care in the UK for 18 months until spring 2017. AT BMI, Mike developed and improved consultant performance management processes, increased the profile of medical leadership, took out corporate membership of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management for BMI, and worked to improve quality standards. Mike trained and introduced a network of disclosure coaches at BMI, the first in the UK.His company specialises in working with doctors to improve their performance, focussing on individual and team coaching, behavioural coaching, diagnosis and interventions in dysfunctional teams, leadership development and working with trusts to identify problems with capability and conduct. He has extensive experience in undertaking case investigations and helping Trusts prepare for conduct or capability hearings of consultants in the NHS and in investigating performance concerns in the independent health sector. Mike runs workshops for the MDU and others on communication skills, ethics and medical law, preparing for consultant roles in the NHS and in setting up in private practise. He teaches peer review skills for the NHS’s National Screening Programme. Mike sits on the CORESS (confidential reporting system for surgery) Advisory Committee at the Royal College of Surgeons. He is a consultancy advisor to the Royal College of Pathologists. His publications include articles on moral leadership in medicine, dealing with difficult doctors, senior medical career development, image management, the need for medical management skills, team working and doctor-employer relations for the Health Service Journal, the BMJ group and Independent Practitioner Today.

Johann Malawana

Founder and Director of The Healthcare Leadership Academy and Medics.Academy

Johann has been in leadership roles for more than 18years. Johann is currently the Founder and the CEO of Medics.Academy, the Founder and Managing Director of the HLA and the former Lead for Education and Training at Healthcare UK at the Department of International Trade. Through The Leadership Academy, Johann hopes to support healthcare professionals to feel more comfortable in leadership roles, to assist them through the diverse and vibrant community

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1

    • Introduction

  • 2

    Chapter 2

    • Structure of the course

  • 3

    Chapter 3

    • Leadership Styles

  • 4

    Chapter 4

    • Coercive Leadership

    • Coercive Example

  • 5

    Chapter 5

    • Authoritative Leadership

    • Authoritative Example

  • 6

    Chapter 6

    • Affiliative Leadership

    • Affiliative Leadership Example

  • 7

    Chapter 7

    • Democratic Leadership

    • Democratic Leadership Example

  • 8

    Chapter 8

    • Coaching Leadership

    • Coaching Leadership Example

  • 9

    Chapter 9

    • Pace Setter

    • Pace Setter Example

  • 10

    Chapter 10

    • Competence For Success

  • 11

    Chapter 11

    • Conclusion

  • 12

    Assessment

    • Quiz