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How Resilient Are Your Team Members?

Shirey, Maria R. PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN

Journal of Nursing Administration: December 2012 - Volume 42 - Issue 12 - p 551–553
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e318274b4d6
Departments: Strategic Leadership

This department highlights change management strategies that may be successful in strategically planning and executing organizational change initiatives. With the goal of presenting practical approaches helpful to nurse leaders advancing organizational change, content includes evidence-based projects, tools, and resources that mobilize and sustain organizational change initiatives. In this article, the author explores personal resilience as an important individual characteristic that affects team functioning and thus organizational adaptability to change. The important role of resilience in strategic leadership for change is presented along with suggestions for evaluating and developing resilience.

Author Affiliation: Associate Professor, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, College of Nursing and Health Professions, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Shirey, College of Nursing and Health Professions, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Blvd, HP-2044, Evansville, IN 47712 (mrshirey@usi.edu).

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