Leadership As A Position Of Power And Authority

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Leadership in Nursing Practice What do you think of when you hear the word leadership? I think of someone who is in a position of power and is leading everyone to a better future. That could be considered a little idealistic, but it is a pleasant thought. Now we all know a leader is someone who leads people to complete sets of common goals and tasks. Leaders are everywhere. They are doing everyday things and seeing everyday people, but they are leaders in their profession, and that includes nursing. You could say that nursing is a profession that runs on leaders, and these leaders have different styles of moving about and getting things done. There are different types of leaders, different theories regarding those leaders, and what traits those individuals need to exhibit to be a good, or even exceptional leader. Building Blocks of Leaders Authority and Power Leadership requires something known as power and authority. These are needed to motivate their coworkers and colleagues to act in a certain way. Authority can be given to a person by the organization they work for in the form of a position, which for instance, could be a nurse manager. This authority is the right to give orders to others and direct them on what to do. The difference between power and authority is that power is the ability, not the granted right, to motivate people, like their coworkers, to get things done that needed to be done. (Cherry and Jacob, 2014) Sources of Power There are many known sources of
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