Personal Leadership Style Analysis

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In order to evaluate someone’s leadership style, it is important to know some personal history about the person and some background on how they initially developed their personal leadership style. There are many leadership theories, and most people do not usually fit perfectly into only one leadership style. Leadership styles can grow and develop as we mature and understand the world around us. For these reasons, it is helpful to know a leader’s background and what they value to have a clear understand of how they lead. My background is in nursing. I started my career in 1998, but I had been a leader long before that time. I never saw my behaviors as leadership. I never lead out in groups. I was not the caption of any team or even picked…show more content…
I have several strengths and only one habit that was out of proportion to the others, seek first to understand. As I look at recent events in my leadership, I can see several opportunities where harnessing this habit would have helped. When working with the Cath Lab on our internal chest pain process, understanding the end goal of the process, patient safety, and outcome, should have been at the forefront of the conversation. Instead, both teams were busy blaming the other for the poor time performances. Once we looked to the common goal of better patient outcomes and focused our conversations around this common goal, we made some progress. Sadly, I was not the leader who was able to see this issue within our group. Seeking understanding first is one area I plan on working on for the growth of my leadership skills. My leadership could be stronger by looking for others point of view and putting it before my…show more content…
Seeking to understand is different from win-win for me because I eventually get there. I may not always start a collaboration with the other team in mind, but I eventually will look for a win-win solution to the problem once the evidence is out on the table. An example of the use of win-win was a recent discussion about floor nurse staffed in the emergency room (ER) for admits holding there. I was needing help staffing the holds, especially at night. The ER nurses felt the floor nurses were not doing their share and vice-versa. When I approached the other leaders, I allowed them to talk about the struggles and then shared mine. We were not getting anywhere. I finally asked if there was anything part of the process we could come to an agreement about? I need the most help at eleven p.m. when I start losing nurses, could the floor nurses pick up one additional patient at eleven so my staff can go
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