Transformational Nursing Leadership INTRODUCTION Leadership is a process. The leader uses influence to inspire others toward a common goal. There are different types of leadership such as autocratic, democratic, and laissez-faire. One leadership theory is transformational leadership. A transformational leader is defined as “a leader who is committed to a vision that empowers others” (Kelly, 2012). A transactional leader is focused on day to day operations and is more task oriented. I will explore what it takes to become a transformational leader and what part they play at the organizational level. I will discuss an ethical issue, which my nurse manager assisted me with as a new registered nurse. I will research the concept of power in relation to nursing leadership. There are certain attributes a transformational leader exhibits and are required to have in order to be a successful leader. A transformational leader has many skills and attributes. They are developed through mentorship and mastered by experience. A transformational leader creates a work environment that empowers others to advance their skills and abilities. This empowerment leads to a successful and highly functioning team, that works toward a common goal for the patients, families, co-workers, and organization as a whole. To be an effective leader it is important to balance both transactional and transformational leadership styles.
Transformational Leadership in Social Work There are many models of leadership that exist across a range of fields (e.g. social work, education, psychology, business, etc.). The ability to transform an organization successfully requires a different set of attitudes and skills. Transformational leadership is an approach where a leader utilizes inspiration, charisma, individualized attention, and intellectual stimulation with their employees (Iachini, Cross, & Freedman, 2015, p. 651). Transformational leadership helps to clarify organizational vision, inspires employees to attain objectives, empowers employees, encourages employees to take risks, and advocates the seeking of alternative solutions to challenges in the workplace (Transformational Leadership, 2015). It allows the leader to engage and motivate each follower identify with the organization’s values and goals.
As I take a moment to reflect on my time here, I have learned that I have traits of a Transformational Leader but that I also have room for improvement. I have highlighted areas in where I felt I needed the most improvement to become the Transformational Leader that I aspire to be. For the next three to five years, I plan to implement these changes to improve the way that I utilize the Elements of Adaptability, The Who, Stakes and Situation, Impact on Work Center Climate, and Ethical Behavior concepts. Understanding and effectively implementing these changes will make me a better leader for my subordinates, peers, and supervisors.
Connie Clerici is a registered nurse who started out as a critical care nurse that specialized in pediatrics and the intensive care unit. Clerici left the hospital setting looking for a new career path, and was asked to help relocate children from The Christopher Robin Home for the Children, which was being closed for euthanasia allegations (Cavanaugh, 2012). So, her new role required her to help place children into a safe community setting which accommodated and cared for the children’s complex health needs. Clerici was also responsible for purchasing nursing services and in her opinion found below average nursing care (Cavanaugh, 2012). Throughout this time Clerici believed that she could be doing more for these children and after three
Using transformational leadership in nursing practice can increase morale, motivation, and enhance job performance, which can ultimately improve patient outcomes and quality of care. The purpose of this paper is to explain what exactly transformational leadership is, and how it can be used by nurse leaders within a health care setting to inspire positive change within the working environment to improve patient quality of patient care and improve job performance.
Developing Transformational Leaders in Nursing In order to develop strong leaders throughout the nursing industry, one must encompass various traits from all types of leadership theories. Of the many different theories, transformational leadership has a heavy impact in creating a strong and successful leader. Strengths Finder 2.0 guides individuals into focusing on developing themselves through their strengths instead of trying to fix their weaknesses. In doing so, individuals are able to develop natural talents in a way that creates a higher achieving workplace. This paper will explore the use of applying transformational leadership focused on developing strengths and how it can be applied to nursing as an industry, in personal practice,
Firstly, it is no doubt that my involvement at RCC strengthens others. At RCC I promote youths to strive for healing in their spirit soul and body. My involvement at RCC supports the marginalized and rejected youths in their walk with God, also inspiring them to build
Introduction For the support group that I led we planned on having it be focused around testimonies. I wanted for us each to be able to get to know one another on a deeper level than we had, specifically spiritually. I thought that doing five minute testimonies was a good way to be able to get to know one another better while still not making everyone divulge all of their life to people they are still getting to know and learning to trust. With the testimonies theme, I wanted my icebreaker to lead into the importance of listening to our client’s stories and using our story as a platform for Christ. For my ending activity I wanted to lead into next support groups topic which we had decided would be about our current walk with the Lord.
I believe every student can succeed to be college and career ready and become a responsible citizen. This belief and the opportunity of crafting and leading a shared vision to educate the students for the 21st century are the key factors that motivate me to serve as a school leader. Furthermore, the belief that we must set the bar high for each and every one of our students, and the belief that all students can achieve great things, and that educators must make the effort to equip every students for great success have been the driving force for me as an educational leader. With the unveiling of Hawaii’s blueprint for Every Student Succeeds Act, I am even more energized to be part of the education reform that empowers schools, educators, students, and the community to prepare the students for 21st century. As a school leader, I
 Transformational management is a foundation that excellent and successful Health care organizations use. To my understanding of the book, HCOs that are using this culture produce better performing individuals that are part of the organization. I believe there is still a sense of accountability which produces a systematic order for the people part of the HCO. In any organization, especially Health care which has much of its body broken into several partners and owners, it is essential to come together and talk about each contributors’ views on the constantly changing fields they work with. Accountability comes into play when all the contributors have to go through similar trainings and get together to discuss. In discussions, they are held
Week One Discussion Fisher How can transformation leadership inform my practice or role as a leader? Transformational leaders engage their staff and create personal connections. When a leader knows their staff on a personal level they can better understand the needs of the staff and adjust their style to meet those needs. When there is a true connection, a leader can create unity and empower staff to perform beyond their own expectations (Doody & Doody, 2012).
Transformational leadership. Burns (1978) is recognized as one of the earliest theorist on transformational leadership, who introduced transformational leadership over 30 years ago. Transformational leaders are perceived as leaders who uplift their employee morale, subsequently uplifting the entire organizational. Transformational leaders are known by their capacity to inspire followers to forgo self-interests in achieving superior results for the organization (Clawson, 2006). Avolio and Yammarino (2002) shared Bass’s explanation of transformational leadership as leaders who act as agents of change that stimulate, and transform followers’ attitudes, beliefs, and motivate from lower to higher level of arousal.
www.hbrreprints.org B E S T O F H BR Leaders who successfully transform businesses do eight things right (and they do them in the right order). Leading Change Why Transformation Efforts Fail by John P Kotter . • Included with this full-text Harvard Business Review article: 1 Article Summary The Idea in Brief—the core idea The Idea in Practice—putting the idea to work 2 Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail 10 Further Reading A list of related materials, with annotations to guide further exploration of the article’s ideas and applications Reprint R0701J BEST OF HBR Leading Change Why Transformation Efforts Fail The Idea in Brief The Idea in Practice Most major change initiatives—whether • Leaving short-term successes up to chance • Failing to score successes early enough (12-24 months into the change eﬀort) • Not creating new social norms and shared values consistent with changes • Promoting people into leadership positions who don’t personify the new approach page 1 Leaders who successfully transform businesses do eight things right (and they do them in the right order). BEST OF HBR Leading Change Why Transformation Efforts Fail by John P Kotter . COPYRIGHT © 2006 HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL PUBLISHING CORPORATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Editor’s Note: Guiding change may be the ultimate test of a leader—no business survives over
Transformational Leadership a Personal Reflection A Transformational Leader is a person who assesses a country, or organization/company, and recognizes the need for a change in the entity and is able to envision what this change should be. The transformational leader not only envisions the necessary change but has the required personality and strength of character that will enable them to influence others to buy into their vision and make it their own, and hence be willing to follow the leader in the quest to bring about the vision.
Being able to lead a group or someone is a very powerful action. Being a leader in general is very powerful. Leadership is an art that is painted, sculpted, and displayed in all sorts of ways. There are many different styles of leadership that correspond with different tasks. From transformational