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Leadership, Management and Collaborative Practice

This guide is to assist you in researching topics related to understanding leadership as an essential component of professional nursing in all circumstances.



Nurses make a critical difference in the lives of their client/client families in all practice environments. Utilizing leadership skills requires the use of expert knowledge, judgement, skills and experience and can be demonstrated in any setting. Leadership methodologies and resources are explored.

Leadership topics:

  • Leadership styles (Behaviorist and Contemporary Approaches)
  • Situational Leadership
  • Characteristics of a Leader
  • Followership

Course Readings

This chapter is required reading for NRSG-3004 Leadership, Management and Interprofessional Practice (DPN4).

Leadership Links

Leadership Videos

The transformative power of classical music | Benjamin Zander 

Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it -- and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections.

What is Leadership

Leaders of the Canadian Nurses Association and Community Health Nurses of Canada discuss what leadership means to them.

Best inspirational speech by Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai, a 16 year old Child Activist from Pakistan, who got shot in the head for defying extremists’ policies in her country that banned girls from attending school. Her only crime? She dared to go to school. Malala survived the brutal attack on her, and today is an education activist.

2-minute clip from the 2000 movie "Pay it Forward". 

Who's your mama? - CODE BLACK

45-second clip from CBS TV's CODE BLACK. This clip introduces an ER Leader. 

The Art of Followership: How Great Followers Create Great Leaders and Organizations

The Art of Followership puts dynamic leader-follower interaction at the forefront of discussion. It examines the multiple roles followers play and their often complex relationship to leaders. With contributions from leading scholars and practitioners from the burgeoning field of leadership/followership studies, this groundbreaking book outlines how followers contribute to effective leadership and to organizations overall.

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