Leadership is defined by Merriam-Webster (n.d.) as a “capacity to lead”. This concise yet inexact definition demonstrates an inherent debate of what exactly leadership is, moreover the concept of what makes someone a good or bad leader. People’s interpretations of what makes someone a leader varies from person to person based on their own philosophical outlook. My philosophy on leadership leans heavily on Jocko Willink’s and Leif Babin’s book Extreme Ownership. Quoting Willink & Babin (2015), “… leadership requires finding the equilibrium in the dichotomy of many seemingly contradictory qualities between one extreme and another” (p. 274).
The roles of a professional in the healthcare industry depend upon a number of descriptions: scope of practice that is constantly evolving, which is the duties they perform in their practice. Acute vs. community setting, interdisciplinary, clinic vs. un-indisciplinary clinic, and the varying unique competencies and skills that each practitioner possesses are examples of different responsibilities in different health care facilities. The illustrated diagram however shows how the role of the healthcare professional is determined. It is determined by their scope of practice, their individual competencies, and the specialty department placed
On numerous occasions, I am given the responsibility of overseeing major projects and events because of my tenacious ability to direct and motivate others to achieve specific goals. When assigned leadership roles I find it difficult to delegate certain tasks in fear of the job not being completed in a timely manner. Previous experiences have taught me that leadership roles can be demanding, yet rewarding for the right individual and the ability to delegate and collaborate are two skills that I need to focus on before seeking a management career. Critical thinking has always been one of my best attributes.
I am an extrovert. I always like to maintain all my relationships. Even though I build a strong relationship with my teammates, this style results in a relaxed work environment and reduces the execution of the task on a day to day basis. I realise that even if my teammates does not accomplish their daily tasks, I need to motivate them to bring out better results on the days when they indeed work for the task. I would rate myself to be 8 on individuals and 1.5 - 2 on errands.
Linda Orlasky On a very good day, one of my patients said to me. "If I hadn't met you, I can't figure out where I would be". She lived with serious pains and tiredness as well as getting addicted to taking pills on a daily basis. Now she lives a fun-filled and vibrant life.
You might say that my mom is more strict and would like everything to go her way while my dad is more layed back and tries to compromise to make everyone happy. I have noticed that within my family the decisions are made to please the needs of the one who made them to help the family as they see fit. In the media families are, still, mostly portrayed with a working father, a stay at home mom and a few children. Like most families today, my family does not really fall under that category.
My current skills that make me stand out is that I am consistent, I’m reliable, I prefer to get things done and off my desk, I can work independently and with others, and I work well under stress. This stands out
In regards to my future pathway after high school, Tuesdays with Morrie has helped me realize how important an equal work-life balance is and to feel a sense of fulfillment with the career I choose to pursue. In countless cases, people become so caught up in their jobs that they miss out on the small moments that make life so enjoyable. So to find that equilibrium where you’re working, but still able to continue to be with people you love and do the things you enjoy is
The contingency or situational school of thought Based on the weakness of the behavioural leadership style, there are conclusions that this is not a single leadership style that is appropriate for every situation. Contingencies-situational theories thus arose to fill this gap and state that the leadership style to be used is contingent upon the situations, task, people, environment and organisation around the situation. Some of the major contingency or situational theory includes; the fielder’s contingency model, the hersey-blanchard model of leadership, the tannenbaum and Schmidt’s leadership continuum, and the adair’s action-centered leadership model. The Fielder’s Contingency Model
Hi Angel & Dave, "That 's not my job" is a common quote for those that do just the minimal at work. When I orient new employees, I always share with them their duties but I also inform them that they should become familiar with other employee 's job duties because it may give them an opportunity for growth. I share my personnel experience that I was an entry level employee that was promoted due to doing beyond my duties and they may be given that opportunity too if they want to grow within the organization. Angel, You may have not experience the BQS, but with your disclosure of being the first to share that your a guy that happens to be Hispanic and gay, you are a
I was able to increase the benefit of task management but still struggled to maintain the efficiency that comes along with that due to losing a case manager and taking on the entire case load myself. Understanding different perspectives has always come easy to me, however, learning to quite myself when my integrity is challenged because of someone else’s perspective was a definite challenge to me. I felt that the objective of learning what effective leadership can accomplish was the one that was successful. After shadowing Barb, I learned effective communication techniques, how to inspire the staff with vision and drive and how to have integrity in the midst of turmoil. Applying this practicum to becoming a baccalaureate-prepared nurse will come in time.
Why or why not? Depending on the severity of the issue it would be a bad or good way to make decisions. If the issue is an important issue that could affect the lives of many people I feel the ultimate decision isn 't always the best because individuals start to get too attached to their views and will not reach a compromise. There should be a leader who makes the final decision who takes into account all questions or concerns.
In order to be a strong leader one must understand the role leaders play as well identify different traits that resemble leadership qualities within themselves. The article I reviewed was Leadership of Healthcare Professionals: Where do we stand? and it describes the different types of leadership approaches and theories that can be effective within the healthcare setting. The main objective for a leader is to adapt to change as well as be able to cope with change. Leaders are known to have strong influential skills that can affect their team or the environment that they work in.
I am the employee that is the first to arrive to work and last to leave, the student who picks up the slack when other group members don’t hold up their end of the assignment, the friend that is always there when you call on them, and the mentor that will do anything to ensure my mentee is always at his/her best. Reflecting all of these attributes is my only weakness; always going above and beyond without reward although it may go unnoticed and sometimes can be exhausting. It is a passion of mine to extend a helping hand to others and watch others grow to reach their full potential as I have. Hopefully, I will be that Residential Assistant that residents feel that they can call on whether I am on or off the clock. In terms of strengths, I will examine two strengths outside of the cliché hardworking, critical thinking, and professional strengths commonly named.