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Executive Presence for Strategic Influence

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

doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e31829d6096
Departments: Strategic Leadership for Organizational Change

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 discusses cultivating executive presence, a crucial component of great leadership, needed for strategic influence and to drive change.

Author Affiliation: Professor and Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs and Partnerships, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Shirey, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1720 Second Ave South, NB 426, Birmingham, AL 35294-1210 (

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