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Secrets of effective nurse leaders: tips on what works best

The essential qualities of a successful leader apply in nursing and the NHS as much as anywhere. Advanced clinical practitioner Neal Aplin offers tips for leading with passion and enthusiasm

The essential qualities of a successful leader apply in nursing and the NHS as much as anywhere. An advanced clinical practitioner offers tips for leading with passion and enthusiasm

Generating enthusiasm is one of the five essential elements of effective leadership according to research , and I couldn’t agree more.

Having undertaken different types of leadership roles during my 22 years in the NHS, my practice of leading with passion and enthusiasm remains the same.

Part of my leadership toolkit

Enthusiasm is an essential component of my leadership toolkit, which I have developed and put to use in both my ward-based clinical leader roles and, more recently,

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