Transformational leadership can improve workforce competencies

Article by  Juliana Thompson

Citation:
Nursing Management – UK, 01 March 2012, vol./is. 18/10(21-24), 13545760
Publication Date: 01 March 2012
Abstract: Staffing problems can arise because of poor delegation skills or a failure by leaders to respond appropriately to economic factors and patient demographics. Training dilemmas, meanwhile, can arise because of managers’ confusion about what constitutes ‘training’ and what constitutes ‘education’, and where responsibility of provision lies, with the consequence that they neglect these activities. This article uses Kouzes and Posner’s (2009) transformational leadership model to show how managers can respond. Leaders who challenge budgets, consider new ways of working and engage effectively with the workforce can improve productivity and care, while those who invest in appropriate learning will have a highly trained workforce. The author explains how integration of leadership roles and management functions can lead to innovative problem solving.
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ECRIN – International Clinical Trials’ Day

International Clinical Trials’ Day

Each year, the International Clinical Trials’ Day is celebrated around the world on or near the 20th of May in order to celebrate the day that James Lind started his famous trial on the 20th of May 1747 (*www.jameslindlibrary.org).

The challenges of clinical research are not restricted to a single country, thus transnational communication on clinical trials requires initiation and co-ordination by a transnational organisation, with the objective to facilitate better clinical research, relevant to the needs of patients everywhere.

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