Table 3

Skills of effective clinical nursing leaders (N=296)

Have the skills and resources necessary to perform tasks effectively.4.051.03
Be in a management position to be effective.3.781.09
Be able to work within the team.4.111.00
Be visible in the clinical environment.3.960.99
Recognise optimal performance and express appreciation promptly.4.070.97
Initiate interventions and lead actions and procedures.4.060.92
Have high moral character, know what is right and wrong and act accordingly.4.170.95
Be willing to take risks for something they believe in, whether for people or ideas.3.950.96
Be able to communicate well, presenting ideas logically and effectively.4.041.03
Be flexible, able to improvise and can respond to a variety of situations with appropriate skills and interventions4.070.90