Essay on C200 Task 2

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Task 2: Self-Assessment of Leadership Practices
Seven Habits Profile & Findings After completing the seven habits profile, my lowest categories were emotional bank account, life balance, be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, seek first to understand, and sharpen the saw. Life balance was really no surprise to me. I often put my work life ahead of everything else. I strive to be the best that I can at work, and I am striving to better myself and achieve a management position. I feel that if I make sacrifices now, in the future I will have more time to devote to my family life. I am beginning to realize I am missing out on my children’s childhood and need to make an effort to be there more for my
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While things are often chaotic, if we maintain order things move much more efficiently. Another leadership strength I possess is motivating subordinates. I often encourage coworkers to strive for their goals, whether it be going back to further their education or changing jobs. I truly believe if we are unhappy the retention rates are lower and their work is not high-quality. I often motivate subordinates by offering rewards for exemplary work. A recent night shift two staff nurses and myself received eight admissions in four hours—the reward that night was ice cream. A third leadership strength I possess is establishing clear rules, procedures and standards. I strive to let coworkers know exactly what is expected of them, explaining consequences of failing to meet the standards. I often give feedback to keep coworkers on tasks. The healthcare field is very demanding and constantly busy. I think the whole team needs to work together to get the job done. If one team member is consistently behind the other team members should brainstorm with the slower coworker to establish new ways for them to work smarter, not harder.

Leadership Weaknesses All leaders have strengths as well as weaknesses, I am no different. There are several disadvantages to being a transactional leader including not giving out adequate praises. I only praise coworkers for exemplary work. I

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