Chapter 11. More than Eggs for Breakfast

  1. Christopher Johns Professor of Nursing
  1. John-Marc Priest Nurse1 and
  2. Christopher Johns Professor of Nursing2

Published Online: 21 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324969.ch11

Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice

Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice

How to Cite

Priest, J.-M. and Johns, C. (2010) More than Eggs for Breakfast, in Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice (ed C. Johns), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324969.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Reflective Practice Forum, University of Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA), Victoria, BC, Canada

  2. 2

    Reflective Practice Forum, University of Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 27 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185684

Online ISBN: 9781444324969

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Keywords:

  • More than eggs for breakfast - performance narrative, grounded in John-Marc's effort to become a transformational leader;
  • performance, set against a PowerPoint presentation background - of a set of headings;
  • Alexander's notes, ‘a performance must be well crafted’;
  • images associated with leadership - having their roots in war and conflict;
  • words like integrity, beneficence, virtue, justice, doing good, and caring - coming to mind;
  • building on foundational work of Burns - transformational leadership, related to organisational leadership;
  • Bohm, that problems of human race - being due to the fact that thought is not proprioceptive;
  • transformational leader, fostering small occurrences - causing system to loop information back on itself;
  • organising programme content of education or political action - existential, concrete situation, reflecting aspirations of people

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Preamble

  • More than eggs for breakfast: a narrative of becoming a leader

  • Beginning of the end–charge nurse–April 2006

  • Student nurse–early Autumn 1997

  • Staff nurse–April 1999

  • Charge nurse–Autumn 2003

  • My insignificant conflict

  • The NHS bully–July 2004

  • That extra mile–October 2004

  • The collective–January 2005

  • Prejudices and anger–March 2005

  • An acceptable war zone–May 2005

  • Confidential–August 2005

  • Growling like a tiger–October 2005

  • Please do not ignore me–December 2005

  • David and Goliath–January 2005

  • Recapturing my good will–March 2006

  • The end of the beginning–April 2006)

  • References