Defining Leadership

Defining leadership is the first step. It is a much more elusive concept than is management. Most authorities on the topic define leadership as influencing others to do what needs to be done, especially those things organizational leadership believes need to be accomplished. The term transformational leadership has become repopularized as a result of the Magnet recognition program that identifies organizations with internal cultures strongly supportive of excellence in professional practice. The new model for Magnet has five identified components, one of which is transformational leadership. Leading people where they want to go is easy; in some instances, the biggest challenge is getting out of their way. However, the transformational ...

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