Nursing Leadership Analysis Leadership at times can be a complex topic to delve into and may appear to be a simple and graspable concept for a certain few. Leadership skills are not simply acquired through position, seniority, pay scale, or the amount of titles an individual holds but is a characteristic acquired or is an innate trait for the fortunate few who possess it. Leadership can be misconstrued with management; a manager “manages” the daily operations of a company’s work while a leader envisions, influences, and empowers the individuals around them.
The Work Relationship Between Leaders and Followers Valerie Williams Walden University The Work Relationship Between Leaders and Followers The intrikite relationship of a leader and followers has been study that remains a mystery to scholarly writers in public administration today. The question of what makes a great leader? is one that is asked every couple of years. But instread of asking what makes a great leader maybe we need to seek out the desire to be led. The strong influence over the future determination of an individual(s) is a characteristic that only a leader can posses (Martinez, Kane, Ferris, & Brooks, 2012).
I am excellent at relating to people and understanding why individuals make certain decisions. My ability to acknowledge and validate the emotions and actions of others has allowed me to create a positive repertoire not only in leadership positions, but also in daily situations. The key to my leadership style is close relationships with those I’m leading, which I usually create through frequent conversations or individual meetings. I believe that leadership is not a competitive ladder where I am above others, but instead a connective web in which I am the center of those I oversee. I have learned to be straight-forward and firm in setting rules and standards, while also being compassionate and understanding to individual
Leadership-Transformational v. Transactional Devine and Winter (2012, p. 25) state, “there is nothing magical about leadership, and there is nothing magical about teaching it or learning it.” They go on to define leadership as the ability to influence those who work for you to want to accomplish and strive to reach organizational goals and objectives. Those who influence others must understand the theories of motivation so that these theories can be applied, communicated and taught in order to motivate followers (Devine and Winter, 2012). Different from supervision, leadership implores the desires of those around you to want to succeed in meeting a goal through you the leader’s motivational abilities.
Clair Arnold – AT2 OCC1032 How do attachment-based relationships relate to development, functioning and well-being across the lifespan? Attachment-based relationships stem from attachment behaviour, which is conceived as any form of behaviour that results in a person attempting, or retaining proximity to some other differentiated and preferred individual, who is usually perceived as stronger or wiser (Ainsworth, 1985). These relationships have a strong connection with the development, functioning, and well-being across the lifespan, in both parent-child relationships, and adult relationships. This essay sets out to display and prove the positive relationship between secure attachment relationships and positive development, well-being, and functioning, across the lifespan.
Finally, those who are disorganized-disoriented, show very inconsistent, confused behavior to their caregivers. Adult Attachment Styles Kim Bartholomew took Bowlby’s theory a step further and proposed four styles of adult attachment based on working models of self and others (Lyddon & Sherry, 2001). These styles were secure, preoccupied, dismissing and fearful. Secure adults feel self worth and expect other people to be trustworthy. Preoccupied adults feel unworthy but feel better about other people. Dismissing adults feel they are worthy but have a negative view of others. And fearfully attached adults tend to feel unworthy and untrusting of others (Lyddon & Sherry, 2001). All of the styles noted except for secure would also fall under the broader category of insecure.
I see building relationships as the key to great leadership. Success does not usually happen without the action and support of many people. I may achieve extraordinary things, but I cannot do it alone. Accomplishment is better when it is a team effort. I have had a great deal of support in my life. Without the help of coaches, teachers, my parents and God, I would not be where I am today as a soon-to-be high school graduate, an athlete preparing to attend College of Charleston or a Head Lifeguard at the City of Shenandoah
This week we have been really discussing some interesting topics on the birth of leadership, also the core skills along with the mandatory skills that compliment excellent leadership. From the reading, the four equally important part’s that displays excellent leadership consists of: Firstly, Building Relationships. I can agree, “Relationships should be the primary focus of any leadership position. When people become the key to the organization, decision-making is shared, vision is collaborative; the team that is correctly aligned becomes “ fiercely competitive and an ultimate high-performance entity”(Guttman, 2009). In my opinion, this is so true about the importance of building good positive working relationships. Building relationships is all about perception and attitude. If you are the new teacher or administrator on the job, obviously no one knows who you are and because people do not know who you are, those people may or may not be reluctant to change or to buy-in to your vision. If you exploit your expectations, your vision and involve them in the process, then your colleagues will trust
The theme of leadership is relevant today for many areas of life. After consulting the dictionary, one can construe the leadership as an inner force that manifests in the ability to influence and to control others. A person possesses this quality when he/she can guide masses and move them
Abstract Despite its roots in evolutionary theory, attachment theory has long split itself into two factions: adaptive and maladaptive. For years, insecure attachment has been implicated as one of the root causes for a number of psychological concerns. (Dozier, Stovall-McClough, & Albus, 2008) Tsachi Ein-Dor, however, theorized something different. His social defense theory posits an entirely new interpretation of attachment – that all attachment orientations have adaptive qualities for the environment in which they exist and that society at large benefits when groups are made up of a variety of attachment orientations. This paper seeks to better understand the schemas proposed by social defense theory (sentinel, rapid fight-flight, and collaborative)
Leadership has become overly romanticized by popular culture, leaving little research and attention to followership (Meindl). This focus on leadership has left a deficit in the development of
In today’s competitive world, leadership skills are crucial for both personal and professional development. Leadership is an important function of management which helps an individual or a business to maximize efficiency and to achieve goals. Leadership has different meanings to various authors.Most commonly, leadership is defined as influence, that is, the art of influencing people so that they will strive willingly and enthusiastically toward the achievement of group goals. (Koontz). Leadership is the process of influencing the activities of either formal or informal group in the task of goal setting and goal achievement. A leader is one whose magnetic personality innervates people for some cause. Not by words, but by their actions is
Introduction to the Literature The purpose of this chapter is to analyze available followership literature to identify established and acceptable definitions and attributes of followership. The idea and theory of followership has been around for centuries. Aristotle once said, “Who would learn to lead must, as men say,
Leadership Experience Paper Throughout my life I have experienced a variety of things. Among those things I have dealt with is leadership. Leadership is having the ability to lead or guide others. Anyone can become a leader if they set their mind to doing it. A quote I always liked said “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better” –Bill Bradley. This quote to me simply says that you have to enhance the lives of other if you want to be a great leader yourself. In my paper I would like to discuss a few leadership experiences I have been involved in while here at The University of Southern Mississippi.
Theoretical Framework Authentic Leadership Theory The theory of authentic leadership has continued to develop since 1966 (Gardner, Cogliser, Davis, & Dickens, 2011). This is a relative new leadership theory and there is no single accepted definition of authentic leadership (Northouse, 2010). Authentic leadership can be defined using three different perspectives to include intrapersonal, interpersonal, and developmental (Chan, 2005). These perspectives include looking at the authenticity of the leader, the relationship between the leader and the follower, as well as the impact of the leader on the follower. For purposes of this study “Authentic leadership” is defined as