Leadership And Leadership : The 21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership

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Highlights of the laws of leadership No one said leading was easy, and in the book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John C. Maxwell addresses the principal of transformational leadership, and how there is more than one aspect in becoming a successful leader. Leadership is one of the many desirable qualities in becoming successful not only in everyday life, but also in nursing. This paper will discuss ways to develop into an effective, successful leader, the necessary steps to increase leadership ability, and how leadership can affect personal growth in nursing practice.
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James MacGregor Burns first introduced the concept of transformational leadership in 1978 and described it not as a set of specific behaviors, but
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Functions in Nursing Practice The empowerment of staff is a hallmark of transformational leadership (Marquis & Huston, 2015). Empowerment can function in nursing practice by encouraging, and motivating staff to be the best that they can be and by supporting them in decision making and problem solving. For example, a unit manager of an intensive care unit can establish empowerment by holding a staff meeting regarding current staffing shortages and involve subordinates in the resolution of the problem. By encouraging their communication and input to upper management, as well as planning and implementing ways to improve the problem may help bridge the authority- power gap. This is because the manager displays to subordinates that efforts are being made to improve the existing dilemma. Empowerment plants seeds of leadership, collegiality, self-respect, and professionalism among all levels of management (Marquis& Huston, 2015). Another function in nursing practice, that I believe is one of the most demanding skills, is priority setting. The law of priorities can function in nursing practice by influencing the development of organizational skills, and effective time management. With the discipline of prioritizing, leaders are also able to determine what tasks are more important over others, and what tasks can be delegated
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