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Leadership: a new perspective.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15089960     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: This overview article aimed at outlining the image of an effective future-orientated nurse leader in the health care context through a pragmatic approach. The future nurse leaders on different levels in health care institutions is challenged in the current health care environment of culturally diverse countries, such as South Africa. This article should make all nursing leaders more aware of their important role in taking the lead in challenges faced in the current health service environment. BACKGROUND: Leaders have the essentials of authority, power and influence to lead followers to their goals. The use of these essentials has changes from the past, to the present and into the future health care environment. Different changes and challenges are facing nurse leaders and they need to implement an effective leadership style in a complex health care environment. EVALUATION: This overview article focuses on key elements of an effective future leader using a conceptual framework as departure, incorporating relevant literature. It analyses and evaluates the efficiency of past and present roles of authority, power and influence in leadership and summarizes a new perspective of a future nurse leader. Solutions and future actions are indicated for the future role of the nurse leader. KEY ISSUES: The past, present and future leadership setting, role of authority, power and influence in leadership, components of the arch of leadership and solutions to effective leadership in a future dimension is all domains that is presented with the intention of motivating future nurse leaders. CONCLUSION: It was identified that a different kind of leader should emerge to lead in a new way, different from those leadership styles that we have known in the past. The 21st century is a new timeframe and different timeframes demand different leadership approaches.
Karien Jooste
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nursing management     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0966-0429     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Manag     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-19     Completed Date:  2004-06-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306050     Medline TA:  J Nurs Manag     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-23     Citation Subset:  N    
Department of Nursing, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Models, Nursing
Models, Psychological
Needs Assessment
Nurse Administrators / education,  organization & administration*,  psychology
Nurse's Role*
Organizational Innovation
Power (Psychology)
South Africa

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