This is the fourth article in a series on leadership, coordinated by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), highlighting topics of interest to nurse managers and emerging nurse leaders. The AONE provides leadership, professional development, advocacy, and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence, and shape public policy for health care.
Beverly Hancock is the director of educational programs at the American Organization of Nurse Executives in Chicago. Contact author: firstname.lastname@example.org. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.