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  1. Sanford, Kathleen DBA, RN, FACHE


As leaders confront the issues and impending problems of today and the future, their number and complexity may overwhelm some. The individuals and organizations who will energize themselves and others to meet the challenges of healthcare are those who maintain quality patient care as their central priority, have a bias for action, and collaborate with other stakeholders. In this article, the immediate past president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives describes how some organizations are doing just that.