Continuous Improvement in Nursing Leadership and Management Introduction Deming’s (2000) classic book The new economics for industry, government, education, 2nd ed. Discusses how continuous improvement plans are developed and implemented based on specific goals and achievements that are articulated. The idea of continuous improvement for a personal plan is relatively the same, where goals, once they have been defined, then can be measured, analyzed, improved and controlled and changed if needed (Deming, 2000). Overview of Continuous Improvement The whole concept of continuous improvement as it is applied to leadership and management was perfected by the Japanese automotive industry, according to Deming (2000). Here, the focus was on...The end:
.....ersonal goals will serve as an effective instrument to keep on track as I navigate my way into my next phase as a nurse educator, a nurse professional and a nurse leader. References Deming, W.E. (2000). The new economics for industry, government, education, 2nd ed. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Goldratt, E.M., Cox, J. (2009). The goal: A process of ongoing improvement. Great Barrington, MA: North River Press. Marriner-Tomey, A. (2009). Guide to Nursing Management and Leadership (8th Edition). St. Louis, MO: Mosby. Peddy, S. (2001). The Art of Mentoring: Lead Follow and Get Out of the Way. Corpus Christi, TX: Learning Connections. Zachary, L.J. (2000). The Mentor’s Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.