The best nurse leaders are those who lead from the heart management is a job description; leadership is a life decision. Nurses do not need a management title to be the sort of leader who inspires and influences others. And in today’s dynamic and turbulent healthcare environment, we need leadership in every corner, not just in the corner office. This book is both a celebration of the nursing calling and a practical guide to being a better nurse leader. Bob Dent and Joe Tye share values-based life and leadership strategies that every nurse leader needs to know and practice. In this book, they will challenge you to be the nurse leader who leads from the heart, and who inspires others to see themselves as leaders no matter what their job title happens to be. The book is structured around The Twelve Core Action Values, a program that has been central to the cultural transformation at Midland Health and many other organizations and which, more importantly, has been transformative in the lives of thousands of people who have made a personal commitment to practicing the values-based life and leadership skills featured in that course.