“Good to Great” on the Nursing Work Environment

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Essay #: 073616
Total text length is 6,752 characters (approximately 4.7 pages).

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"Good to Great" on the Nursing Work Environment
Introduction
A shift is slowly occurring within medical culture, but there are still polarized viewpoints within the profession that separate the opinions of doctors, nurses and other medical personnel which requires a new approach to leadership and change management. Often there are values connected and appropriated to different types of job functions, which limit the ways in which health care teams can work together to make positive impact on patient care. To this end, it is important to examine the leadership literature for assistance. This essay will examine Jim Collins’ (2001) book, Good to Great, which presents the concept of what he calls Level 5 Leadership, and apply findings from...
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.....nd health care leaders are willing to engage their entire staff in working towards this goal through positive shared leadership and change management practices.
References
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Collins, J. (2001). Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap--and Others Don't. New York: HarperBusiness.
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Pascale, R. & Sternin, J. (2005). Your company’s secret change agents. Harvard Business Review, 83, 72-81.
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