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The New Leadership Challenge: Creating the Future of Nursing



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Whatever your role, practice or educational environment, here are the tools and techniques you can use to realize your leadership potential, advance your career, and contribute to the future of nursing. This 2009 AJN Book of the Year Winner, by two noted educators in the field of leadership development, guides you through the process. An easy-to-read, interactive approach helps you identify the characteristics of leaders and followers and illustrates not only how, but also when to use the qualities associated with each to achieve professional and personal success.

Table of Contents

The Nature of Leadership: Distinguishing Leadership From Managementp. 1
Brief Overview of Selected Theories of Leadershipp. 1
Leadership and Managementp. 4
Tasks of Leadershipp. 5
Specific Distinctions Between Leadership and Managementp. 6
Elements of Leadershipp. 7
The World and New Leadership: Changing Our Thinking About Leadershipp. 27
Preparing Nurse Leadersp. 28
Chaos Theoryp. 30
Quantum Theory and the New Sciencep. 32
Supporting Perspectives and Perspective Transformation Theoryp. 35
Followership and Empowermentp. 41
The Concept of Followershipp. 45
Types of Followersp. 47
Characteristics of Effective or Exemplary Followersp. 52
Sources of Powerp. 53
Empowering Self and Othersp. 55
Developing Effective Followership Skillsp. 57
Leadership as an Integral Component of a Professional Rolep. 69
Types of Leadershipp. 72
Emotional Competencep. 75
Self-Esteem and Leadership Imagep. 76
Would-Be Leaders Become Leadersp. 78
Leadership as an Integral Component of Each Nurse's Rolep. 78
Vision and Creativityp. 85
The Concept of Visionp. 86
Purpose and Development of a Visionp. 87
The Process of Creativityp. 96
Gender Perspectives in Leadershipp. 109
Common Gender Differencesp. 110
Ways of Leadingp. 113
Combining the Best of Femaleness and Malenessp. 118
Strategies for Women and Men to Be Successful Leaders in the Futurep. 121
Disequilibrium and Chaos: Challenging, Invigorating, and Growth Producingp. 129
Adjusting the Leader Role and the Practice of Leadershipp. 130
Denning Chaosp. 131
Chaos in Nursingp. 133
Complexity of the Registered Nurse's Role in the Current Health-Care Systemp. 135
Facilitating Leadership in Chaosp. 136
Changep. 137
The Leader as a Change Agentp. 138
Facilitating the Change Processp. 139
Process of Changep. 141
Barriers to Changep. 144
Dealing With Conflict Generated by Changep. 144
Shaping a Preferred Future for Nursingp. 151
Predicting the Futurep. 154
General Predictions About the Futurep. 159
Predictions About the Future of Health Carep. 160
Predictions About the Future of Nursingp. 162
Characteristics of Nurse Leaders Needed to Create a Preferred Future for Nursingp. 169
Developing as a Leader Throughout One's Careerp. 177
General Approaches to Leadership Developmentp. 178
Environments That Facilitate Leadership Developmentp. 186
Empowermentp. 187
Mentoringp. 190
Networkingp. 194
Leadership, Excellence, and Creating the Future of Nursingp. 203
The Concept of Excellencep. 204
Leadership and Excellencep. 210
Professional Involvementp. 212
Annotated Bibliographyp. 217
Indexp. 251
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