Essay Interview of a Health Care Leader

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Running head: INTERVIEW OF HEALTH CARE LEADER Interview of Health Care Leader Jonell Benson University of Phoenix NURS/492 August 16, 2010 Charles Silveri Interview of Health Care Leader A leader is a person who has a vision (Owen, 2002). A leader has drive and is committed to achieving their goals and vision. Leaders focus their attention on problems that need to be fixed, and will tackle the situation at hand. Leaders are determined, motivated, careful planners and effective communicators. Leaders are positive and do not waste time and effort with negativity. Effective communication is more than just being able to speak and write. An effective leader's communication encourages people to work toward their goals. A leader is…show more content…
G.O. describes a leader as someone who can motivate and inspire their team to meet set objectives and constantly think outside of the box. She further explains that a leader understands that they must have the commitment and support of their team to be a true leader. A true leader leads by example and is always open to suggestions on how to improve their leadership skills. A leader must possess certain qualities to be effective, explains G.O. A leader is honest, supportive, understanding, firm, knowledgeable, a team player; open to change, empathetic, flexible, a good listener, and one who is constantly engaged in opportunities to increase their knowledge base. G.O.’s personal philosophy of leadership is, “never forget where you come from. “As I grow in my professional career, I never forget the past. This helps me to encourage, mentor, and support future nurses and current nurses to continue to reach for the stars and if they fall to pick themselves up, dust themselves off and try again. G.O. has encountered several learning experiences that have affected her career in one way or another. The learning experiences that have impacted her career most has been her involvement with the Chicago Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association. This organization has helped to build her confidence as a nursing professional and has fostered her
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