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Decision making, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Clinical Reasoning: Pick one of these subjects and discuss its role in leadership in Nursing.

Minimum 700 words.

Choose Decision Making.

Use at least 3 references.

APA Style.

If you can, use this book:

L., & Huston, C. J. (2021). Leadership roles and management functions in nursing (10th ed.). Philadelphia, PA:Wolters Kluwer.

ISBN:978-1-975139-21-6

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Leadership and Followership

Chapter 1

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Leadership

Leadership is the ability to influence the behavior of others.

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Leadership Theories

  • Trait theories
  • Intelligence
  • Initiative
  • Creativity
  • Risk taking

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Behavioral Theories

  • Concerned with what the leader does
  • Autocratic
  • Democratic
  • Laissez-faire

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Comparison of Leadership Styles

AuthoritarianDemocraticLaissez-Faire
Degree of ControlHigh ControlModerate ControlLittle Control
Assumption of ResponsibilityLeaderSharedAbdicate
EfficiencyVery EfficientLess Efficient than AuthoritarianInefficient

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Additional Styles

  • Task vs. relationship
  • Situational
  • Transformational
  • Moral

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Qualities of a Leader

  • Integrity
  • Courage
  • Initiative
  • Energy
  • Optimism
  • Perseverance
  • Balance
  • Ability to handle stress
  • Self-awareness

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Behaviors of a Leader

  • Thinks critically
  • Solves problems
  • Respects people
  • Communicates skillfully
  • Sets goals
  • Shares a vision
  • Develops self and others

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Are You a Winner or a Whiner?

  • A winner says
  • We have a real challenge here.
  • I’ll give it my best.
  • That’s great!
  • We can do it.
  • Yes!
  • A whiner says
  • This is really a problem.
  • Do I have to?
  • That’s nice, I guess…
  • Impossible. It can’t be done.
  • Maybe…

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Caring Leaders…

  • Respect others
  • Listen to others
  • Maintain self- awareness
  • Empathize
  • Develop their capacities
  • Maintain both clinical and leadership competencies

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Followership

  • Effective followers participate actively in determining the group’s direction, invest time and energy in the group, think critically, and advocate for new ideas.

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Followership (cont’d)

  • Separate from leadership
  • Reciprocal roles
  • Active roles

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Becoming a Follower

  • Make suggestions
  • Be supportive of others
  • Listen carefully
  • Continue to learn

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Managing Up

  • The process of consciously working with your manager to obtain the best results for everyone involved.

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Ways to Manage Up

  • Help your manager compensate for weak areas.
  • Keep your manager informed.
  • Show your appreciation whenever possible.

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Conclusion

Every professional nurse needs leadership and followership skills to be effective.

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Conclusion

Different groups respond to different management styles.

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