Leadership: Factors And Imponents Of Effective Leadership

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Winston & Patterson (2003) define leadership as: A leader being one or more people who selects, equips, trains, and influences one or more follower(s) who have diverse gifts, abilities, and skills and focuses the follower(s) to the organization’s mission and objectives causing the follower(s) to willingly and enthusiastically expend spiritual, emotional, and physical energy in a concerted coordinated effort to achieve the organizational mission and objectives. Positive qualities in a successful leader For a leader to be effective there are certain qualities they must possess and portray. Honesty is major part of being an effective leader because if employees, colleagues or patients do not trust a nurse the ability to be an effective leader is compromised and confronting situations with…show more content…
32). Communication, both formal, informal and non-verbal, play an important role in successful leadership. Without effective communication, there is no building camaraderie, setting team goals, or disseminating information. Non-verbal communication often says more than verbal, effective leaders are aware of this and are cognizant of it (Morris & Matthews, 2014). Effective leadership in today’s health care environment requires emotional intelligence. The five main components of emotional intelligence are: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills. Nurses need the ability to be able to recognize, interpret, and respond constructively to emotions in ourselves and our patients. Emotional intelligence has shown to positively contribute to the nurse-patient relationship, increased empathy, teamwork, communication,

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