Diffusion of innovation: the leaders' role in creating the organizational context for evidence-based practice.Nurs Adm Q. 2006 Jul-Sep; 30(3):236-42.NA
Successfully leading change represents one of the most, if not the most, challenging aspects of a leader's role. The traditional top-down command and control structures and processes present in healthcare institutions and nursing are the enemies of effective change. Transitioning from traditional structures to structures that are more of a partnership between point-of-service staff and administrators is the foundation for creating an evidence-based practice culture.