Introducing a New Book from the ANA: Bounce Forward: The Extraordinary Resilience of Nurse Leadership

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

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ANA Book CoverI am pleased to announce my new book available from the American Nurses Association!

About This Book: An Extraordinary Form of Resilience

This is a book about an extraordinary form of resilience that I call “leadership resilience.”  Leadership Resilience is defined as the experience of growing stronger in the face of adversity, and helping oneself and others to transform the negative experience into energy. This energy is then used to create new realities and possibilities not just for achieving goals, but to play a bigger game, creating organizational outcomes that serve a greater good. The book is an invitation for you to reflect and gain insights into the important difference between ordinary resilience and leadership resilience. It achieves this goal by presenting a model and a set of strategies derived from real-life stories and insights gained from experienced nurse leaders who have embodied and modeled leadership resilience during times of challenge and disruptive change.

As opposed to bouncing back, a colloquialism that represents ordinary resilience, leadership resilience is characterized by bouncing forward, by the achievement of a new and more complex equilibrium that signifies personal, professional, and organizational learning. Most leadership training and development programs do not help leaders learn what it means to practice the extraordinary resilience they need to lead in the face of adversity. Without leadership resilience insights, many nurse leaders believe they lack something vital that enables them to love their work and appreciate the meaning in how they act and what they do.

The goal of this book therefore, is to close the gap between the complex demands organizations make of nurse leaders and the personal and professional resilience tools they need to master in order to meet those demands.

Filled with insights from nurses

What I know you will love about this book is that it is filled with insights from nurses about what it takes for them to show up strong everyday to do the work they love. At the end of every chapter, you’ll also find exercises and dialogue prompts that you can use with your teams to draw resilience down into your practice every day.

To Learn More and to Order the Book from the ANA, Click on this Link: Extraordinary Resilience of Nurse Leadership

Workshops and Keynotes

To go along with the book, I’ve developed a series of workshops and keynotes (offered exclusively through Wisdom Out) and I regularly offer complimentary one hour webinars so you can engage in an interlude of learning during your demanding day. Let me know if I can be of support to you and your organization. I would love to work with you. Please contact me at

Best Regards,

Elle Allison-Napolitano


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