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EDITORIAL
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1

A journey on diffusing qualities of transformational leadership


Professor and Head, Department of CNE and Research, College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Web Publication14-Sep-2020

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vinitha Ravindran
Professor and Head, Department of CNE and Research, College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJCN.IJCN_81_20

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Ravindran V. A journey on diffusing qualities of transformational leadership. Indian J Cont Nsg Edn 2020;21:1

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Ravindran V. A journey on diffusing qualities of transformational leadership. Indian J Cont Nsg Edn [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 29];21:1. Available from: http://www.ijcne.org/text.asp?2020/21/1/1/295053

Over the last 50 years, the College of Nursing, Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore, has been taking strong strides in educating postgraduate nurses to become leaders who bring about positive changes in healthcare within the country and across the globe. The aim of the postgraduate education although has generally focused on enabling students to take up leadership roles, the key aspect that is emphasised in CMC Vellore, in both formal and informal curriculum, has been on transformational leadership (TL).

TL refers to the ability of a leader to motivate and encourage their peers and team members to transcend their own self-interest and find meaning and purpose in what they do and achieve.[1],[2] The process of TL is based on 'commitment to shared values'(p. 15) and within this process, 'leaders and followers engage with each other, raise each other and inspire each other (p. 15).[2] Trust and integrity are considered as core values in TL. As a management technique, TL empowers co-workers to think critically, take risks, make decisions and influence changes in procedures and policies.[3]

In this special issue, it is our pleasure to publish papers which are all (except one) authored by the alumni of College of Nursing, CMC Vellore, who hold various key nursing positions and are influencing healthcare, health policy, nursing education and nursing research around the world. We can proudly acknowledge the diffusion of the qualities of TL through their work and scientific contribution to nursing.

In addition to the regular features of the journal, we have included preface and guest editorials as additional sections in this issue.

We wish all the readers and also the alumni of the College of Nursing, CMC Vellore, the best and God's blessings.



 
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1.
Hutchinson M, Jackson D. Transformational leadership in nursing: Towards a more critical interpretation. Nurs Inq 2013;20:11-22.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.
Broome M, Marshall E. Expert Clinician to Transformational Leader in a Complex Health Care Organization: Foundations. Transformational Leadership in Nursing: From Expert Clinician to Influential Leader; 2017. p. 3-6.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.
Smith MA. Are you a transformational leader? Nurs Manag 2011;42:44-50.  Back to cited text no. 3
    




 

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