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  1. Malloch, Kathy PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
  2. Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN


The work of health care reform and revolution requires leadership competencies that integrate the digital realities of time, space, and media. Leadership skills and behaviors of command, control, and directing from predigital times are no longer effective, given the impacts of the digital changes. Developing leadership competence in evidence-driven processes, facilitation, collaborative teamwork, and instilling a sense of urgency is the work of today's executive leaders. Ten competencies necessary for contemporary executive leadership are presented in this article.