Eight characteristics of leaders in crisis management

Miaofen Yen, Szu Ting Fang

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Everything is changing in our daily life. The ancient Chinese philosopher, Sun Tzu, said "The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him". In the challenging environment of today, nursing administrators should prepare themselves by developing a range of skills to face the changing world. This article introduces Chinese and Western leadership theories and suggests eight key characteristics of successful leaders in health care. Equipped with these characteristics, nursing leaders should be able to collaborate with other professionals in their organization to manage any crisis. Success in crisis management also enhances an organization's general potential to succeed in this competitive world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-9
Number of pages5
JournalHu li za zhi The journal of nursing.
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)


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