Leaders do more than delegate, dictate, and direct. Leaders help others achieve their highest potential (ANA, 2015). There are several different types of nursing leadership styles such as Servant Leadership, Transformational leadership, Authoritarian or Autocratic Leadership, Laissez-faire Leadership, and etc. Each leadership type highlights a different area and approach into nursing leadership. In the 1970’s, Robert Greenleaf created this term, Servant Leadership, to describe leaders who influence and motivate others by building relationships and developing the skills of individual team members.
Leadership is the ability to guide or influence others with an objective of achieving a desired outcome. It involves influencing beliefs, opinions, values, perceptions, or behaviors of an individual or a group, and it is an amalgamation of inherent personality traits, learned skills, and it is a response to situational stimuli. I believe that, at any particular moment, where two or more individuals are interacting, one of them will emerge as the leader the other(s). To me, this means leadership role is fluid, and it changes as situational stimuli changes. For instance, during interpersonal interaction involving two individual, the leadership role has potential to shift from one individual to the other, as the situational stimuli changes.
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.
Nursing school has by far been one of the most challenging experiences in my life. It makes you re-think the way that you typically interact with others, communicate with them, and work with them. It teaches you to become a team player, while also prepares you to become a leader, someone who influences a group of people to achieve a goal. Nursing school has also tested me mentally, physically, and emotionally. However, I am very grateful for the experiences, especially in the clinical area.
Caring and compassionate professional with a broad range of educational and professional experiences. I am currently looking to obtain a position that will offer an opportunity for me to serve a progressive and patient care orientated medical establishment, and patients with diligence, integrity, and enthusiasm in a leadership nursing
According to Simkins (2005), leadership is one of the key factors and in some instances the only factor that determines whether an organization succeeds or fails. However, Clark (2009) states that an effective nurse leader utilizes appropriate leadership theories to guide their actions as well as they are required to apply their knowledge and problem solving skills to develop creative solutions to managerial issues on the ward. On the other hand, management is concerned with its five core principles; according to Kannan (2004b) these principles were revised and are now thought as planning, organising, staffing, directing and controlling (as cited in Clark, 2009). Furthermore, Clark pointed out that leadership and management often overlap
In making a journey through history, NL has transited from a domestic to a professional stage, where care is based on experience and knowledge and is moving towards gradual technification of care. Finally, nursing care is now a professional activity, which has passed from a seat of ignorance & lack of professional identity due to a lack of a body of knowledge of nursing, to a profession whose center of study is care, act of exclusive responsibility of the nurse. Nursing Practice today is dependent on specialized knowledge of care, and concepts of autonomy and leadership in the discipline that are valued today. In this way, nursing, due to its philosophical and historical conception, establishes itself in an internationally recognized position, distinguishing it as an autonomous profession in interdisciplinary work and leader in the delivery of care to individuals, families and communities (Malvarez S, 2005). 2.
Nursing managers and leaders play a critical role in influencing the safety and quality of healthcare services on offer as well as the business of healthcare institutions. The managers and leaders individually strive towards influencing the behavior of the rest of the nursing personnel to provide direct, professional and individualized nursing care. Thus, although both of them play a mediated role, their responsibilities and style of accomplishing tasks within a health organization may differ. In practice, nursing managers and leaders are likely to employ significantly different approaches in identifying and exploiting resources within an institution and in resolving issues that may be threatening the operations of a healthcare institution.
Organizational Analysis –The Nurse Leader To be a great nurse leader one must have the vision, skills, and education needed or required to support the role of the nurse leader. This is extremely important for any nurse that is currently in the leadership role, or aspiring to be in a leadership positions. It is also important to know what type of a leader one is when supporting theses roles. Some of the important aspects of nursing management are to know your responsibilities, leadership style, effectiveness of skills, and communication.
Servant leadership is an important skill that all nurses should make a part of their daily lives. I still have a lot to learn about nursing, but I have already seen servant leadership in action during clinical. My experiences have both been at the main hospital. At the main hospital, I had a patient with atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response.