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Leadership versus power in nursing

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What is the difference between leadership and power? Who is responsible for providing leadership? How should power and leadership be applied in an organization?

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The major difference between leadership and power is the fact that leadership is the ability to influence individuals to follow that leader in the accomplishment of a goal or objective. Power ...

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