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  1. Reinhardt, Anita C. PhD, RN


Changes in healthcare today have called for leadership styles that place a heavy demand on organizations. Shifts in markets and reimbursement strategies call for new leaders with vision that can guide healthcare organizations to change. In a postmodern era, organizations see the transformational leader as a valuable asset in changing times. This article addresses the foundations of the transformational leader metanarrative and, through a postmodern discourse, deconstructs the concept. The article presents a review of postmodern thought in relation to the metanarrative of leadership and applications to nursing administration.