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The Nurse Executive : The Four Principles of Management - Linda Thompson Adams

The Nurse Executive

The Four Principles of Management

Paperback Published: 10th March 2008
ISBN: 9780826111043
Number Of Pages: 248

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This book takes insights drawn from the Executive Nurse Fellows program established by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to promote the idea of leadership development as an empowering force among nurses at ALL levels. It is intended as both a guide for professionals; leaders in schools of nursing, hospitals and other health care delivery systems, ambulatory care, long-term care, public and occupational health, and public policy, and as a text in leadership courses for students at master's level and beyond. It presents the core competencies developed by the RWJ Nurse Fellows program--i.e. interpersonal and communication effectiveness, risk-taking and creativity, self-knowledge, inspiring and leading change, and strategic vision--as the keys to nursing leadership.

The book is organized around the program's "leadership compass," a method used in leadership skill development. The four points of that compass are:
Purpose: the vision to lead People: the passion to work with others>/li> Process: the skills to manage change Personal: the self-knowledge to thrive
For each of these four points, the contributors (all graduates of the RWJ program) explore related competencies in each of three sections of the book: issues in public health, education, and service. The chapters reflect real-world experiences and are built around case studies that highlight one or two of the competencies.

Contributorsp. xi
Forewordp. xvii
Prefacep. xxi
The Leadership Compass: Competencies for Health Carep. 3
Purposep. 3
Peoplep. 4
Processp. 5
Personalp. 5
Issues Driving Health Care and Nursingp. 7
Cost of Carep. 7
Demographyp. 8
Epidemiologyp. 10
Technologyp. 10
Consumersp. 11
Integration of Carep. 12
Nursing Leadershipp. 15
Why Nursingp. 15
How to Lead Changep. 16
Leadership Development Programp. 18
Issues in Public Health
Current Issues in the Public Health Industryp. 23
Historyp. 23
Definition of Public Healthp. 24
Issues and Challengesp. 25
Purposep. 27
Issues in Public Health: Children's Healthp. 27
Initiative: School Health Programsp. 29
Responses to and Results of the Current Issuesp. 33
Personal Experience/Lessons Learnedp. 38
Conclusion and Implicationsp. 45
Peoplep. 49
The Importance of Effective Teamsp. 49
Leading the Team During Changep. 51
Leadership During a Crisisp. 55
Leadership Lessons for Transitionsp. 59
Processp. 61
Issues in Public Health: The Process of Leadershipp. 61
The Initiativep. 64
Resultsp. 68
Personal Experiencep. 69
Lessons Encountered/Learnedp. 70
Conclusions and Implicationsp. 71
Personalp. 73
Overviewp. 73
A Case Studyp. 76
Lesson Learnedp. 82
Conclusions and Implicationsp. 83
Leadership in the Education Industry
Current Issues in the Education Industryp. 89
Purposep. 93
A Sense of Purposep. 93
A Case Studyp. 101
Conclusionsp. 110
Peoplep. 113
Backgroundp. 113
Strategyp. 115
Working Through Others As a Key Leadership Strategyp. 116
Processp. 119
Overview of the Problemp. 120
Issues Addressed in Case Studyp. 122
Description of Case Studyp. 123
Analyzing the Resultsp. 129
Reflections on Lessons Learnedp. 131
Conclusionp. 131
Personalp. 135
The Contextp. 135
Case Studyp. 136
Summaryp. 140
Leadership in the Service Industry
Current Issues in the Service Industryp. 145
Purposep. 149
Overviewp. 149
Backgroundp. 150
How Do We Build a Shared Vision?p. 152
Statisticsp. 152
A Case Studyp. 154
Lessons Learnedp. 162
Conclusions and Implicationsp. 163
Peoplep. 167
Southwest Airlines: Now, Why Didn't We Think of That?p. 168
Magnet Certification: Using the 14 Forces to Recharge Your Organization Regardless of Your Official Pursuitp. 171
It's the Little Thingsp. 175
Going Up? What's Your Elevator Message to Your CEO?p. 175
Leading Others Into Leadershipp. 176
Will Your Organization Be Ready When You Are? Time to Move On!p. 177
Processp. 181
Leadership Process: A Journey, Not a Destinationp. 181
The Initiative/Case Studyp. 183
Results From What Has Been Donep. 192
Personal Experience/Lessons Learnedp. 193
Conclusions and Implicationsp. 195
Processp. 199
Issuesp. 199
The Story of Safety City USAp. 202
Leadership Processesp. 204
Lessons Learnedp. 212
Conclusionp. 213
Personalp. 217
Key Commitments for Nurse Leaders in the Service Sectorp. 218
Personal Leadership Competenciesp. 230
Summaryp. 240
Indexp. 243
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ISBN: 9780826111043
ISBN-10: 0826111041
Series: Springer Ser.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 10th March 2008
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.38

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