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Transformational Leadership - Being a Likeable Nurse Leader

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You'd be surprised to learn that only a small percentage - just 12.5% - of nurses and midwives actually strive for leadership roles, according to research by Tyczkowski et al. The paper highlights stress and poor support as key reasons for the lack of attraction towards nurse leadership.

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Do you want to be a leader? You'd be surprised to learn that only a small percentage - just 12.5% - of nurses and midwives actually strive for leadership roles, according to research by Tyczkowski et al. The paper, published in the Nursing Administration Quarterly, highlights stress and poor support as key reasons for the lack of attraction towards nurse leadership. Being a genuinely 'likeable' person would be a surefire way to improve the support received from team members and colleagues. But, how does one become more 'likeable'’?

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Madeline Gilkes
Madeline Gilkes, CDE, RN, is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. She focused her Master of Healthcare Leadership research project on health coaching for long-term weight loss in obese adults. Madeline has found a passion for preventative nursing. She has transitioned from leadership roles (CNS Gerontology & Education, Clinical Facilitator) in the acute/hospital setting to education management and primary healthcare. Madeline’s vision is to implement lifestyle medicine to prevent and treat chronic conditions. Her research proposal for her PhD involves Lifestyle Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Madeline is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) and primarily works in the academic role of Head of Nursing. Madeline’s philosophy focuses on using humanistic management, adult learning theories/evidence and self-efficacy theories and interventions to promote positive learning environments. In addition to her Master of Healthcare Leadership, Madeline has a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education & Management, Graduate Certificate in Adult & Vocational Education, Graduate Certificate of Aged Care Nursing, and a Bachelor of Nursing. She is working towards her PhD.
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Lisa Cutelli
14 Dec 2021
Very informative yet succinct and easily transferable
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Mary Borromeo
19 Sep 2020
good and useful information on how to be a good leader.
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Gillian Robinson
09 Jul 2022
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A good review of the concepts, attitudes and attributes of a good leader
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Gina Macabantad
21 Oct 2020
Useful ideas on leadership
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Mireille Moeller
18 Jul 2022
Great
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Amanda Leigh
26 Jul 2019
Good overall explanation of the concept as well as how and why a nurse manager can benefit themselves and their team by adopting this theory as a leader.
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Cyndi Lyons
07 Jul 2022
Informative
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Mirja Vantanen
14 Aug 2019
Great summary of what leadership should be in nursing. Great list of what a leader should do in practice.
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Kiel Cortesiano
06 Mar 2021
if there is a video format for this
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Diogo Silva
09 Apr 2020
good and useful
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