Nursing Leadership focuses on principles of effective leadership and leadership development in nursing, and is equally applicable for other professional groups. The book explores the importance of balancing leadership theory and knowledge with the development of leadership skills based on action-learning, and using a framework of three integrated components: the person who is the leader, the setting of leadership, and the followers. Nursing Leadership highlights the importance of preparing nurses for leadership in a global context in light of the challenge of changing health services and nursing roles. Nursing Leadership is brought to life with examples from the International Council of Nurses' experience with its 'Leadership for Change(TM) programme (LFC(TM))' implemented in over fifty countries and in a variety of socio-political and cultural contexts. The book addresses principles of effective leadership that promote successful and sustainable outcomes across many different settings, including within resource-limited health systems.
Sally Shaw is former director of the ICN Leadership for Change programme
Introducing this book. 1 Background: the challenge of change. 2 What leadership is not. 3 About leadership: the person who is a leader. 4 About leadership: the setting and the followers. 5 Developing leaders: designing a successful program. 6 The soul of leadership and leadership development. 7 Leadership in practice: outcomes for the person. 8 Leadership in practice: outcomes for the setting and the followers. 9 Sustaining leadership outcomes and getting longer term impacts. 10 Defining success and getting a good return on investment. 11 Making a difference