Nursing Leadership is brought to life with examples from the International Council of Nurses experience with its Leadership for Change programme (LFC ) 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.
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
"This book is a useful, easy to read and informative text suitable for experienced nurses wishing to develop their own leadership knowledge and skills."Nursing Times, 2 October 2007
′The courage, wisdom and enthusiasm manifest in these exemplars makes the book quite unique and lifts it from being another (albeit very useful) leadership textbook into a league of its own... It is a worthwhile and enriching read and would be excellent material for professional practice subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.′
Journal of Advanced Nursing