Chapter 13. Leadership Support

  1. Kim Manley Manager Head Visiting Professor Visiting Fellow3,
  2. Brendan McCormack Professor leader4 and
  3. Val Wilson Director Professor5,6
  1. Annette Solman Adjunct Professor Director1 and
  2. Mary FitzGerald Professor Director2

Published Online: 13 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319491.ch13

International Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare

International Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare

How to Cite

Solman, A. and FitzGerald, M. (2007) Leadership Support, in International Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare (eds K. Manley, B. McCormack and V. Wilson), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319491.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Resources for Learning and Improving, Royal College of Nursing, UK

  2. 4

    Institute of Nursing Research/School of Nursing, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  3. 5

    The Children's Hospital, Westmead, Australia

  4. 6

    The University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Children's Hospital, Westmead, Sydney, Australia

  2. 2

    James Cook University, Cairns, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156769

Online ISBN: 9781444319491



  • leadership support;
  • practice development (PD) and style of clinical leadership;
  • leadership and practice development links;
  • transformational leadership and motivating others in challenging expectations;
  • poor leadership and workplace environments;
  • blame culture - workplace with poor conflict resolution;
  • organisational approach - nurse unit managers (NUMs) and clinical nurse consultants (CNCs);
  • leadership support programme;
  • action learning sets and planned approach to change and decision-making;
  • Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) of NSW (Australia)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Leadership and practice development links

  • The impact of poor leadership on teams and workplace environments

  • Organisational approach

  • Leadership support programme

  • Revisions

  • Critical framework

  • Critique

  • Conclusion

  • References