Exploring the benefits and limitations of transactional leadership in healthcare

Richards, Ali (2020) Exploring the benefits and limitations of transactional leadership in healthcare. Nursing Standard . Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.2020.e11593

Abstract

Leadership theory is a crucial aspect of nursing and the focus of a large body of literature. However, it remains a challenging concept to define and has been subject to various interpretations. Much of the literature on leadership is contradictory, with some studies claiming particular leadership styles are more effective than others. This article discusses the benefits and limitations of one approach to leadership - transactional leadership - and considers its use in nursing practice. The author suggests that transactional leadership remains useful as an approach to meeting short-term goals and completing tasks, but that it should be combined with other leadership styles to maximise its effectiveness in healthcare settings.

Keywords: shared leadership; leadership; leadership development; leadership frameworks; leadership models; leadership skills; transformational leadership.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Nursing Standard
ISSN: 0029-6570
Departments: Departments > Institute of Health > Nursing
Depositing User: Christian Stretton
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2020 11:21
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2020 09:19
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5755

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