Lead Like the Leader You Are (leadership series)

Lead Like the Leader You Are (leadership series)

The social contract for “health” between nursing and society begins with the formation of each nurse, and educators are positioned to influence this social contract. Faculty may say “I am not a leader” because they may not hold a formal leadership role, but they advance the social contract to ensure “health”. The role of educators is similar to leaders. Educators are equipped to: (a) influence how graduates will navigate the changing healthcare landscape; (b) provide learners with tools for the Future of Nursing recommendations; (c) teach critical thinking for advocacy and policy positions. This session will demonstrate that educators are influential leaders since they are expected to shape nursing’s social contract and create a new vision for health.


M.Lindell Joseph, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAONL

Dr. Lindell Joseph, PhD. RN, FAAN, FAONL, is a Clinical Professor and the Director for the Graduate Health Systems/Administration and Leadership Programs at the University of Iowa College of Nursing. In addition, she is a Councilor and Senator on the Faculty Senate at the University of Iowa. She currently serves on the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) Foundation Board of Directors and on the Advisory Council for the International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing. She is a fellow in both the American Academy of Nursing and The American Organization for Nursing Leadership. Dr. Joseph’s areas of expertise are innovativeness, leadership effectiveness, and the General Effectiveness Multilevel Theory for Shared Governance (GEMS), the only theory-based program for shared governance in nursing practice. She is currently an ELAN Fellow, a Big 10 ALP Fellow, and the co-editor for the 7th edition of Leadership & Nursing Care Management.