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Essay On Transformational Leadership

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Transformational leadership consists of four components, being charisma or idealized influence, inspiration and vision, intellectual stimulation and individual consideration (Marshall, 2011). All of these components are of equal importance when employing transformational leadership, but the component that I find most personally applicable is charisma or idealized influence. As a student nurse, my surroundings are always changing, one moment I am on the labor and delivery unit with a group of peers and the next week I am with a totally different group of peers in a mental health facility. Being surrounded by an ever-changing group with ever changing goals and objectives I feel as though it is a challenge to emerge as a leader. It is my personal belief that in order to become a leader, some sort of personal connection must be forged, and this can be difficult with a revolving schedule. Conversely, it is also my opinion that despite how well one knows the people that they are surrounded by, if one knows themselves and their beliefs and values, their charisma will be evident. Being charismatic is about being a role model and inspiring others to follow based on the personal qualities that one exemplifies (Marshall, 2011). A charismatic leader knows who they are and where they are going and does everything with a…show more content…
Through the components of charisma or idealized influence, inspiration and vision, intellectual stimulation and individual consideration, transformational leadership promotes accountability, and critical thinking and also leads to increased job satisfaction. I find transformational leadership to be applicable in my own practice as a student nurse and also have changed my views concerning leadership as a result of understanding transformational leadership. Transformational leadership is beckons change and has the potential to significantly better nursing as a
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