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Achieving Results Through Transformational Leadership

Dixon, Diane L. EdD

Journal of Nursing Administration: December 1999 - Volume 29 - Issue 12 - p 17-21

Transformational leaders must balance capable management with transformational skills that create shared vision, inspire others to embrace it, and empower them to lead implementation efforts. This balancing act requires leaders to be grounded in their personal values, live a balanced life, and continuously learn. A case example demonstrates how a former nurse executive, now a chief operating officer of one of the nation's top 100 integrated health systems, puts these concepts into action.

Diane L. Dixon, EdD, e-mail:, Principal, D. Dixon & Associates, Columbia, Maryland.

© 1999 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.