Quantum leadership: a new approach for nurse leaders
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Quantum leadership: a new approach for nurse leaders

Anne Harrington Freelance consultant in education and leadership, Essex, England

Why you should read this article:
  • To enhance your understanding of the function of, and qualities required from, nurse leaders

  • To explore the features and potential benefits of the quantum leadership style

  • To stimulate your reflection on your own role as nurse leader or manager

Healthcare is continually evolving in response to new global challenges, changes in society, limitations on resources and the growing use of technology. In light of these changes and challenges, this article discusses the benefits for nurse leaders to explore a new approach known as quantum leadership. This is a relationship-focused and value-based leadership style in which leaders understand that healthcare organisations have been in a state of flux and recognise how to respond constructively to change in the future. Quantum leadership enables nurse leaders to create and maintain synergistic team working, whereby the team works together towards the common goal of delivering optimal person-centred care. The author suggests that quantum leadership is an engaging and realistic approach to adopt, with benefits of all staff delivering healthcare services and ultimately for patients.

Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2022.e2059

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Conflict of interest

None declared

Harrington A (2022) Quantum leadership: a new approach for nurse leaders. Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2022.e2059

Published online: 21 December 2022

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