As a nurse, there are many things we have learned over our Nursing career, skills that we have refined, and teachings that are continuously being updated. However, there are certain things that we maintain throughout our nursing careers. One of them may be the philosophies that guides our thinking throughout our nursing careers. One such philosophy involves our perspectives on leadership. Although, there are pros and cons to every stated theory, one theory that I somewhat agree with would be Transformational Leadership Theory. As a nurse, thus far I have not abided by a certain leadership theory but for the sake of this paper I'll choose and elaborate on one.
Marquis and Huston (2014) discuss how the mark of a good nursing leader is in the ability to inspire and motivate others to action; furthermore, no one leadership style is ideal and may vary according to the situation. The purpose of this paper is to match and explain the nursing leadership theory that is most applicable to solving communication issues, and to explain how legislation and health care policy can impact communication issues in the nursing.
(Suilivan & Decker, 2001). Barbuto (2005); Hall et al., (2002); Judge & Piccolo, (2004); Kelly (2003); Simic (1998) points out four factors that make up transformational leadership. These consist of idealized influence or charisma, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration. Idealized influence consists of developing confidence and trust and provides a role model that followers look for to imitate (Bono & Judge, 2004; Simic, 1998; Stone, et al., 2003). In health care setting staff nurses will abide by the charge nurse who can encourage and influence them so as to carry out change.
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. Healthcare systems are composed of numerous professional groups, departments, and specialties with complex interactions between these groups. Large organizations such as healthcare systems and the different groups within the healthcare system with common goals might support or be in competition with each other.
Leadership has many definitions. Chin, Desormeaux, and Sawyer (2016) define leadership as a relationship between followers and a leader with the intent to promote change through a mutual vision. Therefore, leaders are active influences in the outcome of organizations, through their decision-making, strategies, and influence on followers (Dinh et al., 2014). Additionally, in the nursing context, it has been documented that a leader 's style plays a factor in patient outcomes (Fischer, 2016). Indeed, in an ever-changing, complex health care environment, nursing leadership has become a crucial factor in managing challenges and maintaining patient safety (Fischer, 2016). To accommodate for these challenges, the Canadian Nurses Association [CNA]
Transformational Leadership in Nursing Introduction Transformational Leadership is the moral ability of a person to make sound judgment and wise decision to influence and inspire others to perform the best outcome even in the critical situation. It is the ability to guide others not just in words, but also by example. Nurses are able to cultivate trust and harmony and establish good relationship with their patients and co-workers through effective and constant communication and intervention. They respond to the basic needs and expectation (Rousel, 2011), they set aside their personal interest for the benefit of their patients and the organization.
Introduction: Any organization recognizes the significance of leadership and its crucial role in achieving their goals and success. In healthcare organizations, the complexity of the system and the difference in defining its success goals are reshaping the practice of leadership and its standards. According to House et al. (2002, p.5) a leader is able to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute to the success of the organization or task. Healthcare and business settings are different in terms of goals and system contexts.
Good leadership is important and absolutely critical to the success of any healthcare organization. A leader is defined as an individual that is out front, taking risks, attempting to achieve shared goals, and inspiring others to action (Marquis & Huston, 2015). In the nursing profession, leadership roles are varied throughout any given organization. Nursing leadership in hospitals includes the chief nursing officer, the director of nursing, the charge nurse, as well as, the nurse educator of a given unit. In any nursing organization, the role of the leader is often geared towards improving and maintaining the quality of health care delivered by the entire nursing team (Marquis & Huston, 2015).
Working overtime signifies many variables such as working over 40 hours every week, mandatory as well as voluntary overtime, working paid shifts, extended shifts and working two shifts back to back (Kunaviktikul et.al.). The institute of medicine (2004) recommends nurses to avoid working beyond 12 hours per day and past 60 hours in a week, but the recommendation is often not followed through in the nursing profession (as cited in hahtela, paavilainen, mccormack, slater, helminen, suominen, 2015, p. 932). Nurses are perceived to be the once that are mandated to work overtime in the healthcare facility compared to any other health care professionals (Golden & Wiens-Tuers, 2005 as cited in Bae & Brewer, 2010, p.99). Increased physical injuries
This style of leadership operates on the idea that employees receive motivation to perform well through positive, rather than negative, incentives (Mahoney, 2001)”. Some of the main qualities of transformational leadership include a motivating nurse leader who promotes team building, innovation and ingenuity works well because it instills self-motivation. Self-motivated
(Finkelman, et al, 2013). The importance to having all health care members working together in leadership roles is imperative to positive changes within the health care setting. Nurses can give an insight on matters that only a nurse can, and this is an important viewpoint that needs to be included when
(2008). I would like to challenges Chief Nurse Executives (CNEs) to lead the journey and highlights how patients, their families, and health care organizations would benefit immeasurably if CNEs stepped forward and accepted this leadership role, then and only then can the best practice changes begin to improve what we as nurses already know. The processes of leading are intended to enable more people to develop into leaders and more people to share the roles of leading, to enhance the quality and safety of patient care (Stone P. Hughes R, Dailey M.
Furthermore, a leader can play a significant role in terms of judging and decision making in a more complex changed phenomenon. According to Cummings and Vorley (2007) to clarify and shift IBM’s culture, it needed to change its approach. Participative Approach The Participative approach, is often called the democratic leadership style as participative leadership values the input of team members and peers in general, but the responsibility of making the final decision relies with the participative leader. Participative leadership increases employee morale as employees make contributions to the decision-making process. It shows the employees and tends to make them feel as if their opinions do really matter.
Introduction Effective leadership by professionals is crucial in all healthcare organizations. The way workers define leadership has changed from generation to generation, however, a common description of leadership is the motivating behavior of an individual directing the activities of a group towards a shared goal. (Ward, 2017) Influencing group activities and coping with change are some of the key aspects that an individual in a leadership role will be working towards. According to an article, "management is about coping with complexity" and "leadership is about coping with change", therefore, both aspects are critical to a successful leader.
They are able to connect, communicate and coordinate across multiple departments, professional opinions and voices, and the daily schedules of patients. Advocating and designing care with the patient and family is a true skills set and cultural attribute that adds tremendously to a culture of safety and patient – centeredness but requires the most able leadership to build these bridges across the many professionals engaged in care. Building this culture is a leadership challenge and there is no one in my experience better able to make these changes than nursing leaders ( Maureen Bisognano, 2009). Nurses should not just be at the bedside or within the nursing community but must be involved as leaders and decision – makers throughout the healthcare system. As Maureen Bisognano (2009) points out, the best nurses are accomplished envoys among different players and interests involved in direct patient care, which is a skill needed throughout organizations and businesses, not just in hospitals or