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Transformational Leader as Teacher in a Rural Health Setting

This chapter relays the experience of being a nursing leader in a rural health setting. It then analyses this experience and points out the lessons that can be learned from it. The chapter emphasises that one of the most important rules is for transformational leaders to recognise the contribution of others and to celebrate the growth of others; to share success, not to undervalue the contribution made by others or take all the glory for themselves.

Contents include

  • Introduction
  • The experience
  • The lessons
  • Role models in leadership
  • The theory of transformational leadership
  • Developing a leadership theory
  • Transformational leadership in practice
  • Conclusion
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Author / Editor Biographies

MNAdmin, BEd (SACAE), Dip (Teaching), RN, FRCNA, FCN (NSW) and FINA.
Lesley Hills Siegloff is a lecturer in the School of Nursing at the University of Ballarat in Victoria, Australia, where she is also a PhD candidate. Lesley grew up at Mt Beauty and Benalla in country Victoria and has worked in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Indonesia. She has a lengthy practical track record in nursing, plus experience in senior educational management and international consultancy. Her chief interest is in rural nursing, and particularly in establishing appropriate support and professional development networks to improve the quality of rural and remote area he...

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