By Diana M. Crowell PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Ready or not, nurses entering the profession at every level will be expected to take on leadership roles. In complexity leadership, the style is transformational, self-reflective, collaborative, and relationship-based. The Personal Being and Awareness component includes the use of self-reflective and self-care practices for mind, body, and spirit. Distancing oneself from linear leadership and employing complexity leadership can require personal strength, courage, and self-awareness.
The excerpt below is directly from the text, Complexity Leadership: Nursing’s Role in Health Care Delivery.
The two scenarios involving Jerry illustrate the immediate consequences of Jerry’s behavior and allude to the long-term effects in a collaborative health care setting.
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