(Kouzes and Posner, 2002)Transformational Leaders
Beware of Saboteurs!!
The most important task of leadership is to define and nurture a shared vision that energises and brings out the best in peopleJames A. Vaughan
is almost a contradiction in terms!A vision-lessleader (lacking in vision or inspiration)(John Adair, 2002)
The vision must be followed by the venture
It is not enough to stare up the steps
Visions without actions are merely hallucinations!
Powys Ward Welsh Regional Burns Unit
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, but when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
To become a leader one must believe in ones own ability to achieve results for ones self, but the real job of the leader is not doing it but ENABLING others to do it.
Saskin & Rosenbach 1993
Leadership in the new millennium has comprehensively come of age. Where once leaders were aloof decision-makers, today they are dedicated collaborators and net workers whose role is to give power to their team rather than wield power to their own ends. Leaders on Leadership an intimate view of life at the top of Europe plc Development Dimensions International (DDI), Research Report, January 2006 Leadership in the 21ST Century
Advancing Excellence in Clinical Leadership
Compassion and CaringThe biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis but rather the feeling of being unwanted, uncared for and deserted by everybody.
Lets think about someone who has been a model for us
...is about the principles & practices that support the basic human need to be appreciated for what we do & who we are.(Kouzes & Posner, 2002)
The modern nurse is viewed by the public as a skilled and independent professionalJune 2006
Melissa Fitzpatrick (2005), former editor-in-chief of Nursing Management, wrote:
To the public these ads showcase diversity, intelligence, competence, and caring - the essence of nursing.
Really believe in your heart of hearts that your fundamental purpose, the reason for being, is to enlarge the lives of others.
Your life will be enlarged also, and all of the other things we have been taught to concentrate on, will take care of themselves.
The 10 Commitments of LeadershipEnlist othersEnvision the futureStrengthen othersFoster collaborationSearch for opportunitiesExperiment and take risksCelebrate and cheer accomplishmentsRecognise contributionsSet the exampleAchieve small wins
(Kouzes & Posner, 2002)