Leadership Blog

Want to take your personal Leadership Development Plan to a new level?

November 7, 2016

Over the years, we have had several inquiries from participants about how they can enrich their personal leadership development by engaging in a 360° Leadership Practice Inventory (LPI). We have arranged 360° assessments for leaders in a number of organizations either personally or via an organizational initiative. We are pleased to offer this service to […]

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Leading in Complexity

October 22, 2013

Leading in Complexity 2013 (pdf)

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Leadership and Patient Safety

May 7, 2010

We often hear about the need for leadership in health care practice.  Yet for many, the word leader is just another buzzword.  We often think leaders are born not made, and leadership is for others with important titles, nice offices and assistants at the door. Our experiences with the Dorothy Wylie Nursing and Health Leaders […]

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Managing in Complex Times: Centralization and Decentralization

March 8, 2010

Julia writes…..As a fan of complex adaptive system theory, I was intrigued by the discussion of centralization versus decentralization in a recent book “The Wisdom of Crowds”, by Jim Surowiecki. Jim points out that in the past 15 years, increasing attention has been given to self-organizing and decentralized systems – systems without central control that […]

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Leadership in the Movies: Bev writes about Invictus and 5 Leadership Practices

February 21, 2010

Morgan Freeman and Clint Eastwood have created another very special movie now playing across North America.  Invictus is the story of Nelson Mandela’s early days as President of South Africa, and particularly how he viewed the country’s Rugby team, the Springboks, and an upcoming World Cup event to be held in South Africa, as an […]

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An Integrated Approach to Change Leadership

December 31, 2007

Nursing Leadership, Vol. 20 No. 3 2007 Judith Skelton-Green, Beverley Simpson and Julia Scott Abstract Leading change has become one of the essential core competencies of health professionals today. Since 2001, the authors have been the key designers and facilitators of the Dorothy Wylie Nursing Leadership Institute (DMW-NLI). The background, key characteristics and benefits of […]

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