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assigned reading


Leadership and Nursing Care Management, Elsevier-Saunders, 2013, 5th edition

  • Read Chapters 1,2,4,5,6.

For this discussion, you will use information from your assigned readings and the literature to answer the following:

  • Why is understanding and effectively managing change and innovation an essential leadership competency? Provide rationale.
  • Provide 2 examples, with rationale, of how change has been successfully or unsuccessfully managed in your organization, including change theory elements used. If the change was unsuccessful, what could the organization have done differently (include change theory elements)?

Your initial post must be posted before you can view and respond to colleagues, must contain minimum of two (2) references, in addition to examples from your personal experiences to augment the topic. The goal is to make your post interesting and engaging so others will want to read/respond to it. Synthesize and summarize from your resources in order to avoid the use of direct quotes, which can often be dry and boring. No direct quotes are allowed in the discussion board posts.


  • Initial Post: Minimum of two (2) total references: one (1) from required course materials and one (1) from peer-reviewed references.

Words Limits

  • Initial Post: Minimum 200 words excluding references (approximately one (1) page)

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