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Nurse Executive

SKU# 9780826111043

The Four Principles of Management

Author: Linda Thompson Adams RN, DrPH, FAAN, Edward H. O'Neil PhD, MPA


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This book takes insights drawn from the Executive Nurse Fellows program established by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to promote the idea of leadership development as an empowering force among nurses at ALL levels. It is intended as both a guide for professionals; leaders in schools of nursing, hospitals and other health care delivery systems, ambulatory care, long-term care, public and occupational health, and public policy, and as a text in leadership courses for students at master's level and beyond. It presents the core competencies developed by the RWJ Nurse Fellows program--i.e. interpersonal and communication effectiveness, risk-taking and creativity, self-knowledge, inspiring and leading change, and strategic vision--as the keys to nursing leadership.

The book is organized around the program's "leadership compass," a method used in leadership skill development. The four points of that compass are:

  • Purpose: the vision to lead
  • People: the passion to work with others
  • Process: the skills to manage change
  • Personal: the self-knowledge to thrive

For each of these four points, the contributors (all graduates of the RWJ program) explore related competencies in each of three sections of the book: issues in public health, education, and service. The chapters reflect real-world experiences and are built around case studies that highlight one or two of the competencies.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 10, 2008
  • Page Count 274
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826111043
  • EISBN 9780826111067

Table of Contents 

    Foreword, Shirley Chater, RN, PhD
    I. Introduction. Linda Thompson Adams and Edward H. O'Neil
  1. Issues Driving Health Care and Nursing , Edward H. O'Neil
  2. Why Nursing Leadership, Linda Thompson Adams

  3. II. Issues in the Public Health
    Introduction, Linda S. Thompson Adams and Edward H. O'Neil
  4. Purpose, Maxine Proskurowski
  5. People, Donna Thompson>/li>
  6. Process, Gwendolyn Franklin
  7. Personal, Jeannie Hanna

  8. III. Leadership in the Education Industry
    Introduction, Linda S. Thompson Adams and Edward H. O'Neil
  9. Purpose, Janice P. Bellack and Jeanette Ives Erickson
  10. People, Sara Barger
  11. Process, Michelle Taylor-Smith and Linda S. Thompson Adams
  12. Personal, Margaret Grey

  13. IV. Leadership in the Service Industry
    Introduction, Linda S. Thompson Adams and Edward H. O'Neil
  14. Purpose, Jeanette Ives Erikson
  15. People, Susan R. Lacey and Karen S. Cox
  16. Process, Guardia Banister
  17. Process, Valentina Gokenbach
  18. Personal, Patricia Reid Ponte

  19. Index