The Nurse Leader as Change Agent and Role Model: Thoughts of a New Nurse Manager

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June 2011, Volume9(Issue3) Page39To42

The concept of leadership is elusive. Is it a behavior, a combination of actions, personal characteristics, tangible and measurable, assumed? Are leaders born? Are leaders made? Can positive change really be made? What drives the thinking behind leadership behavior? Does a more seasoned nurse have more leadership potential or characteristics than a younger, enthusiastic, energetic nurse? With whom do organizational leaders take a chance? Do mentoring and coaching come into play? Are female leaders viewed as less competent than male? All these and many more questions are quite interesting to ponder.

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    doi: 10.1016/j.mnl.2010.09.007