In Praise of Tall Poppies: Nursing's Need for Leadership
This chapter is based on the somewhat controversial assumption that nursing currently lacks strong, creative and courageous leadership (Pearson, 1992). It also examines the skills and strategies associated with leadership and the relationship between leadership and change. Finally, this chapter emphasises that Nursing needs tall poppies and that nurses need to nourish their tall poppies and take pride in their growth and more nurses need to be prepared to take a stand and reach out further. In other words nurses should take pride in being led by those who have the skills to lead.
- Tall poppies
- The need to grow our own leaders
- Leadership theories
- What is leadership?
- Leadership style
- Coping in an environment of rapid change
- The method or activities of change (i.e. the change process)
- An eclectic approach to a change strategy for nursing