On Leadership From the Bedside to the Boardroom

Deborah K. Mayer

Ann Reiner

leadership, nurse involvement
CJON 2013, 17(4), 353-354. DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.353-354

E leanor Roosevelt is someone we both greatly admire; many of her quotes, including the one above (Roosevelt, 1960, p. 29) are truly inspiring. She was a respected public figure. Her claim to fame included being the longest-serving First Lady of the United States (1933-1945) and her continued political activism afterward by serving as an American delegate to the newly formed United Nations (UN). She was one of the drafters of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and she chaired the Human Rights Commission. Although she led a privileged life, she was a champion for social justice. Her accomplishments are remarkable and serve as a study in leadership.

Jump to a section


    Goodreads. (n.d.). Eleanor Roosevelt quotes. Retrieved from http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/44566.Eleanor_Roosevelt
    Institute of Medicine. (2011). The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.
    Oncology Nursing Society. (2012). Oncology Nursing Society leadership competencies. Retrieved from http://www.ons.org/ClinicalResources/media/ons/docs/clinical/leadershipcomps.pdf
    Roosevelt, E. (1960). You learn by living: Eleven keys for a more fulfilling life. New York, NY: Harper Collins.