Leading by example
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Leading by example

Patricia Owen Head, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University, Staffordshire

If nurses can think about how to be exemplary role models, we can teach the next generation leadership skills without trying

We can all name people who we think are good or even great leaders. Often people cite Winston Churchill or Florence Nightingale. These people had vision, determination and got things done – all attributes of great leaders. What is it though, that makes a good leader in nursing?

Primary Health Care. 28, 5,14-14. doi: 10.7748/phc.28.5.14.s14

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