1. When discussing leadership and followership, there is often a split in personal opinion when it comes to which one is more important. Leadership and followership both offer unique benefits in their own right and have supporting factors, which give them the perceived appearance of being more important. The focus for this paper will be to advocate the importance of followership over that of leadership. This will be accomplished by addressing the pros of followership to include some core skills of followership and the effects followership has on the development of a leader. The expectation of an officer however, places a high amount of emphasis on leadership more so than that of followership. Given this perceived importance of leadership as an officer, an effective leadership style will be explained and how officers develop this particular leadership style. While leadership has a distinct presence within the professional work environment, followership is considered the underlying backbone in developing an effective high performing team.
The value and leadership skills in healthcare are both very professions are vital skills that are needed to provide everyday care (Graber, 2008). This literature review will explore the important values and leadership in health care. The review will provide the understandings of both topics. The term value can be determined by a person's standards and principles (Gaudine & Beaton, 2002). According to Grojean, Resick & Diskson (2004) leadership, is an actual way to improve patient`s. A good leader is said to reveal certain roles and behaviors that influence others in the way of positive change and direction. Viinamäki, (2009) back these same ideas but also have confidence in that there is a difference between value and leadership. They believe that leaders are viewed as individuals who can connect through motivation, visions, and inspire positive directions to generate company and organizational change. Graber (2008) impression of leadership can be understood as the capability of one person to impact the behaviors and actions of other people.
As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, it requires people who attain great leadership qualities. The success of an organization depends on employees that can inspire people around them to achieve greatness and deliver quality care to the patients. Being in the healthcare industry, we have seen many changes recently. Therefore, by having a person with leadership qualities to guide others through these changes, while maintaining an organization that can deliver quality care is indispensable.
Leadership in a healthcare setting requires a great breath of knowledge specific to healthcare and but it also requires soft skills that can be translated to many other professional endeavors. This essay will examine the leadership style of a specific healthcare professional, the strategies and skills that she uses to motivate their staff members and the results or impacts of the application of the skills and knowledge of leadership. The interview of this leader allowed an insight into the inner workings of both the leader herself, but also into the challenges that her organization faces. A more thorough understanding of organizational leadership and culture in particular could benefit this leader and provide this leader with additional
Effective teamwork is dependent on good leadership. In other words there certain characteristics such as the behaviours and qualities of the leader and the behaviours of team member or followers that contributes to the effectiveness of a team. Different leadership theories such as the Trait theory, Situational theory, Behavioural theory, Transformational and Transactional have been develop to describe the different styles of leadership and to identify what makes an effective leader. However, there are certain qualities and behaviours that a team leader must possess in order to create a high performance team. Consequently, the National Health Service (NHS) (2013) has produce a leadership framework which provides nine dimension of leadership behaviours which are essential for being an effective leader. Goleman et al (2002) suggest that effective leadership behaviours include “self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management and confronting the impossible”. In other words, a team leader has the awareness of his or her own strengths, weaknesses, emotions, beliefs and values and its influences his or her decision making as well as how he or she manages her emotions. In addition he or she has the awareness of the individual team member skills and abilities and therefore is able to delegate certain task to members who are capable as each member of the team has a unique
A leader can be defined as a person who has the ability to influence people to achieve certain goals. According to Marcus & Huston (2015), it is very important to understand that a job title does not make a person a leader. Only a person’s behavior can tell us if he/she holds leadership role (p 34). To be a leader, a person must be able to be in front of everybody, taking risks, inspiring other’s actions, advocating for others. The next interview will underline how the manager on medical-surgical floor is working to achieve a better quality of work on her unit, and also, how she is leading her staff in maintaining a safety environment for the patients and for the staff, too. It is well known that teamwork brings the most satisfying results. Therefore, in order to implement a plan, a leader must have a united and dedicated team.
A successful and societally beneficial healthcare organization must have a leader who has a sense of right and wrong, exhibits restraint, dispenses wisdom, and is a visionary that guides the organization to reach its maximum potential. The role of a successful leader is dependent upon employees that embrace the organization’s culture, mission, and direction. An effective leader rallies employee support and allegiance to the organization’s cause. An influential leader can elicit employee positivity and dedication, and has the ability to engage employees in achieving goals set forth by the organization and leadership.
Therefore my preference is to work from a leadership team format that allots voice to the variety of dedicated professionals and utilizes their strengths to achieve the organization’s goals. In the healthcare setting, leadership is perceived as the policy developers that work alongside the providers and other professional staff members to promote and enforce those policies. The facilities and the staff are seen as the specialized professionals charged with advising upon and carrying out the policies through the development of research based strategies that meet the needs of agreed upon policy directives. Servant leadership or distributed leadership of this type requires one to recognize the strengths’ in their colleagues during the decision-making process and support their development in areas that they may feel less than
Every day the healthcare organization is changing with new developments and enhancements that are supportive to the new millennium. With the new changes a power source is needed to construct an efficient healthcare team. According to Kelly (2012), the ability to utilize resources to achieve goals results in a powerful organization. Power is essential to guide an individual and group (Kelly, 2012). NJ uses her power to encourage team members to perform within their scope of practice that will results in minimum medical errors. The level of success achieved with any team is partially based on the influential aspects of the leader and the response driven by the group (NJ, personal communication, 2016). Therefore, power should not be abused
Leaders in health organization must set an positive example by doing daily actions that determine their deep commitment towards their work and beliefs so people understand what is expected to do from them and how to it. Effective leader in health care setting must be able to set the clear example doing personal actions following shared values. They must be clear about their vision and always clarify all members in an organization so that they can act together to having same vision to achieve common goal (Kouzes, Posner & Biech
“Leadership is the ability to maximize the activities of team members by ensuring that team actions are understood, changes in information are shared, and team members have the necessary resources (>>>>)”. A team leader has the ability to form a team, distribute responsibilities and establish well-defined goals. It is up to the leader to make sure all members within the team understand and agree to the goals and responsibility, have an adequate staff and resources to implement. The leader is skillful at conflict resolution and is ready for any foreseeable problems that may arise. In problem solving a leader maintains aware of the situation at all times while anticipating a sequel of events to improve the outcomes. A important duty of a leader is to promote and facilitate good teamwork. The overall roles of leadership is to asses the necessities of the organization and determine the appropriate interventions accordingly to enhance patient
This study has spread, measured, and has been tested on clinical teams as well. In short, it brought insight to the fact that physicians who work in groups that develop high performing teams enhance capability rather than rewarding individual physicians and rewarding an individual superstar. Practices in which valued teamwork more than individual performance is said to be over three times more capable and five times more willing to go above and beyond in their jobs and stay with their organizations. Furthermore, the study had showed that strong leaders are far more capable in motivating and cultivating capable physicians. To conclude, investing in personal leadership skills and nurturing/developing strong leadership at all levels should be implemented for the health care
Accountability, responsibility, and risk are three key leadership concepts that should be properly understood and applied for successful management of resources. Each of these concepts plays essential roles in the development of sound leadership decisions. Conversely, accurate and prompt decision making significantly contributes to the performance of leaders in different organizational settings. As a result, it is important for leaders to examine the key elements and links existing between the three concepts. This is because different stakeholders look at leadership, which is supposed to apply different success concepts to take care of their interests. This paper discusses the role of the three important concepts for leadership in healthcare industry and how they may be employed by leaders to improve patient outcomes. To begin, it is essential to indicate the definition of the three leadership concepts as done in the following section.
According to McConell (2012), the difference in a leader and a follower determines the success of a person regarding leadership. This chapter helps explain the content of qualities and proficiency for healthcare managers to be effective. Once again, effective management skills or certain qualifications enhance a healthcare organization environment. Healthcare managers and supervisors must have the capacity to handle challenges while the organization objectives and regulations may change over a period of time. Effective healthcare management governs the success of a healthcare organization. There are many different skill sets and leadership styles to be effective as a manager. People are interested in knowing what strategies are effective
Those involved in the health care system—nurses, physicians, patients, and others—play increasingly interdependent roles. Leaders who merely give directions and expect them to be followed will not succeed in this environment. What is needed is a style of leadership that involves working with others as full partners in a context of mutual respect and collaboration (A Pearson, H Laschinger, K Porritt, Z Jordan, D Tucker and L Long [International Journal of Evidence-Based health Care], 2007, p. 224).