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Books and Articles


The Leader’s Companion: Insights on Leadership through the Ages. J. T. Wren (Ed.), 1995

Manage Thing, Lead People.  J. Clemmer, 2012.

The New Leadership Challenge (3rd ed.).  S. Grossman & T. Valiga, 2009

Leadership in a (Permanent) Crisis (In the Harvard Business Review. R. Heifetz, A. Grashow, & M. Linsky, July – Aug. 2009

Leader of the Future 2: Visions, Strategies, and Practices for the New Era.  F. Hesselbein, M. Goldsmith, 2006

Rethinking the “L” Word in Higher Education: The Revolution of Research on Leadership. 

  1. Kezar, R. Carducci, & M. Contreras-McGavin, 2006

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.  J. M. Kouzes, & B. Z. Posner, 2003

Leadership Challenge.   J. M. Kouzes, & B. Z. Posner, 2007

Where are the healthcare leaders?  The need for investment in leadership development (In Healthcare Papers).  P. Leatt, & J. Porter, 2003

The Fifth Discipline: Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization.

  1. Senge, A. Kleiner, C. Roberts, R. Ross, & B. Smith, 1994

Lead People…Manage Things.  B. Ward, 2009

Organization Design: Organizations as Self-Designing Systems.  (In Organizational Dynamics). K. E. Weick, 1977

Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World.  M. Wheatley, 2006 


Nursing Leadership

Nursing Student to Nursing Leader: The Critical Path to Leadership.  C. Andersen, 1999   

Nursing Leadership Development in Canada.  Canadian Nurses Association, 2005

Position Statement: Nursing Leadership. Canadian Nurses Association, 2009.

Complexity Leadership: Nursing’s Role in Health Care Delivery. D. Crowell, 2011

The Relationship between Nursing Leadership and Nurses’ Job Satisfaction in Canadian

Oncology Work Environments. (In Journal of Nursing Management, 16-5, 508-518).   G. G. Cummings, K. Olson, L. Hayduk, D. Bakker, M. Fitch, E.  Green…. 2008.

New Knowledge and Evidence for Better Leadership.  (In Nursing Leadership, 23-3).  G. Cummings, 2010

Developing Leadership in Nursing: The Impact of Education and Training. (In British Journal of Nursing, 20-6, 344-352).  E. A. Curtis, F. K. Sheerin, & Jan de Vries, 2011

Nurses in Acquiring Leadership Skills: Development of Leadership and Management Competency Checklist.  (In Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 26-2, 57-65).  S. Grossman, 2007

Educating Nurses for Leadership Roles. (In The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 35-5, 203-210).  B. Heller, K. Drenkard, M. Esposito-Herr, C. Romano, S. Tom, & N. Valentine, N. 2004

Patterns of Knowing: Proposing a Theory for Nursing Leadership. (In Nursing Economic$, 27-3, 149-159).  J. R. Jackson, P. T. Clements, J. B. Averill, & K. Zimbro, 2009

Incorporating Complexity Science Theory into Nursing Curricula. In Creative Nursing, 16-3, 137-142).  K. James, 2010

Integrating Leadership and Management Content across the Curriculum: A 3-Course Approach.  (In Nurse Educator, 34-5, 204-208).  J. Jones, & K. Sackett, 2009

Nursing Leadership Development in Canada.  H. Lee Kilty, 2005

How are we Preparing Nurse Leaders? A Study of Baccalaureate Curricula.  (In Journal of Nursing Education, 29-1, 4-9).  C. M. Manfredi, & T. M. Valiga, 1990

The Focus of Leadership: Choosing Service over Self-interest.  M. McKinney, 2000

Indispensable: When Leaders Leally Matter.  G. Mukunda, 2012

One-year Prospective Study on the Effect of Workplace Bullying on Long-term Sickness Absence. (In Journal of Nursing Management, 19-6), 752-759).  A. Ortega, K. B. Christensen, A. Hogh, R. Rugulies, & V.  Borg, 2011

Quantum Leadership: Advancing Innovation, Transforming Health Care (3rd ed.). T. Porter-O’Grady, & K. Malloch, 2011

Best Practice Guidelines: Developing and Sustaining Nursing Leadership Best Practice Guideline. Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, 2013

A Journey to Leadership: Designing Nursing a Leadership Development Program.  (In Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 40-3, 107-112).  S. Swearingen, 2009

A Complexity Nursing Theory: The Evolving Essence of the Science of Nursing. S. Van Snell, & I. Kalofissudis



Health Geographies I: Complexity Theory and Human Health.  (In Progress in Human Geography, 34-2, 215-223). S. Curtis, & M. Riva, 2010

Complex Systems Leadership Theory: New Perspectives from Complexity Science on Social and Organization Effectiveness. A Volume in the Exploring Organizational Complexity Series: Volume 1. J. K. Hazy, J. Goldstein, & B. Lichtenstein, (Eds.) 2007

Changing the Rules: The Implications of Complexity Science for Leadership Research and Practice. (In D. Day (Ed.), Oxford handbook online: Scholarly research reviews, pp. 709-732).  J. K, Hazy, & M. Uhl-Bien, 2013

Incorporating Complexity Science Theory into Nursing Curricula.  (In Creative Nursing, 16-3, 137-142.  K. James, 2010

Complexity Leadership Theory: An Interactive Perspective on Leading in Complex Adaptive Systems.  B. Lichtenstein, M. Uhl-Bien, R. Marion, A. Seers, J. Orton, & C. Schreiber, 2006

Simplifying Complexity: a Review of Complexity Theory.  (In Geoforum 32-3, 405-414).  S. M. Manson, 2001

Complexity, Leadership, and Management in Healthcare Organisations.  (In BMJ: British Medical Journal, 323-7315, 746).  P. E. Plsek, & T. Wilson, 2001

Complexity Leadership in Healthcare Organizations.  M. Uhl-Bien, 2012