Article: PDF OnlyGiving Encouragement as a Transformational Leadership TechniqueDavidhizar, Ruth RN, DNS, CS, FAAN; Shearer, Ruth RN, MS, MSN DeanAuthor Information Assistant Professor of Nursing Division of Nursing Bethel College Mishawaka, Indiana Health Care Supervisor: March 1997 - Volume 15 - Issue 3 - p 16-21 Buy Abstract Giving encouragement is not generally stated as a high priority role of health care supervisors. Traditionally, technical skills and productivity on the job were aspects that received the supervisor's primary focus. However, there is a growing appreciation that encouragement is a transformational leadership technique that is related to productivity on the job and to quality work. Use of encouragement is a leadership technique that fits in today's people-oriented work climate. © Williams & Wilkins 1997. All Rights Reserved.