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Nurses who made a difference
chapterposted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Margaret McallisterMargaret Mcallister, J Lowe
Leadership, according to De Pree (2004), is the art of motivating a groupof people to act toward achieving a common goal. Even though this isnot a history book, what better way to illustrate the leadership skills weare talking about than to show you the evidence from stories of nursing'spast? Storytelling is a powerful way to communicate insights. Good storiesare usually far more memorable than disembodied lists or protocols.Further, the meanings that can be made from stories are not fixed orstatic. The lessons that you or others find important within this chaptermight vary considerably from the lessons we uncovered because thereading of a story is an active meaning-making process.