Nursing Leadership

Nursing Leadership 34(1) March 2021 : 38-44.doi:10.12927/cjnl.2021.26456
Leadership Commentary

Critical Thinking and Leadership: Can We Escape Modern Circe’s Spells in Nursing?

Vaitsa Giannouli and Konstantinos Giannoulis


The earliest records of critical thinking in Western thought are the teachings of Socrates, as recorded by Plato in the form of the famous dialogues containing Socratic questioning. How would a hypothetical discussion on critical thinking and leadership unfold between these two scholars? Socrates posing questions and Aristotle answering them? And what would this discussion mean to healthcare professionals? Let us find out.



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