Roles Of Leadership And Management

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In every organization, individuals are faced with the task of fitting into a role, and functioning in the role that they possess. This role can be seen in the simple organization of the family, and in more complicated organizations, such as national government. One pivotal role in any organization is that of the leader who provides a framework and advises those under his direction. A manager not only leads those under his direction, but is also efficiently utilizes the available resources and time. Leadership and management are critical in the healthcare setting, and more specifically in nursing. According to Ellis and Abbot (2013) “the role of the leaders is to inspire, facilitate and direct rather than to dictate the way in which…show more content…
Strict authority is often needed when working with employees who need a large amount of direction and who do not have the educational background or initiative to act on their own. According to Frandsen (2015) “This style works best in a true emergency, when split-second decision-making is needed; however, if employed as the leader’s primary style, it is demoralizing and can result in increased turnover, as staff feel undervalued.” The person in the leadership role makes the decision with little to no regard for the ideas of subordinates. This type of leadership may be viewed as dictatorial. While some people may follow the dictates of the leader without question, others will find this to be an intolerable work environment. Nurses are educated to be self-reliant, critical thinkers. Those who possess these skills would feel suppressed in an environment where their ideas that could improve the work environment or patient care were of little to no importance. Also, this leadership style does little to acknowledge the efforts and accomplishments of those working. Without positive feedback, self-confidence and motivation may be compromised. According to Giltinane (2013) “followers of an autocratic leader can rely heavily on their team leader and may underperform in the leader’s absence.” Without someone directing actions, those under the supervision of an authoritative leader no longer have the capacity to self-motivate and
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