Illuminating the inner leadership journey by engaging intention and mindfulness as guided by caring theory

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Abstract

Sustained, high-performance nursing leadership can be effectively guided by caring theory. While much of leadership performance is manifested by external behaviors, highly effective leaders are also grounded by internal work of self-reflection and growth. This article focuses primarily on the inward journey of leadership as guided by Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring. Key elements of the theory are interpreted within the context of the emerging, urgent, high-stakes challenges of the current healthcare environment. The links between self-nurturance and caring-healing leadership of others are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-125
Number of pages9
JournalNursing administration quarterly
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Leadership
  • Self-nurture
  • Theory of Human Caring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management

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