Sunday, November 4, 2007

This presentation is part of : Global Leadership Models
Leading an Empowered Organization
Susan Wessel, RN, MS, MBA, CNAA, Consulting, Creative Health Care Management, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Learning Objective #1: explain the conceptual framework for Leading an Empowered Organization: articulated expectations, responsibility + authority + accountability, relationship management, risk taking and problem solving.
Learning Objective #2: describe how the LEO model can be used in a cultural transformational process.

Leading An Empowered Organization (LEO) has provided healthcare leaders an effective model for improving their own organizational effectiveness and for empowering their staff. LEO has been presented to staff and leaders in several countries including China, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Over 100,000 nurses in the United Kingdom have completed LEO training and it is credited as a major element in the modernization of the National Health Service, preparing nurses to take ownership of their practice and lead change on their wards.  In the US, hospitals of all sizes have used LEO to change the leadership culture and enhance the professional practice of nurses.

The LEO model builds competence in essential leadership skills including: articulating expectations, accepting responsibility, authority and accountability, relationship management, risk taking, and problem solving.  The outcome is an environment in which:

This session will introduce the LEO model and how it can be used to improve leadership effectiveness and to prepare hospitals and schools of nursing for shared governance and staff autonomy.