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Nurse Leadership: A Matter Of Know, Like and Trust

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Leadership is a skill set to be learnt and used by all nurses. It’s as simple as getting people to do things that you need or want done your way. Whether you can influence and inspire others to follow your lead depends on your expertise (i.e. knowledge and skills), your behaviour and your attitude.

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<p>Leadership is a skill set to be learnt and used by all nurses. It’s as simple as getting people to do things that you need or want done your way. Whether you can influence and inspire others to follow your lead depends on your expertise (i.e. knowledge and skills), your behaviour and your attitude. In leadership, know, like and trust are fundamental to being able to move the team in the direction you want them to go, whether it be getting them to improve their behaviour when dealing with visiting consultants and relatives of patients, or maintaining a positive culture </p>

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Janette Cooper
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Janette Cooper is a registered nurse, currently working as a gastroenterology procedure nurse at Noarlunga Hospital. She has a Bachelor of Nursing, a Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management from Flinders University, and a certificate in Gastroenterology Nursing from The Queensland University of Technology. In 2012 she began a life coaching course with The Coaching Institute in Melbourne. It has allowed her to combine her two passions of nursing and personal development. She divides her time between gastroenterology nursing and promoting personal development and leadership by means of frequently published articles through Ausmed, leadership presentations and workshops and coaching health professionals wanting to develop their leadership potential.
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