I believe nurses learn both my observation and experience. As a preceptor, I do not throw a nurse to the sharks. If the nurse has never done something before, I let the new nurse observe me and explain each step as I do it. The next time a similar situation appears, I ask the new nurse to do it his/herself. If I see a variation in how I did the same task and it does not harm the patient; I feel the nurse has established their own way of doing things and is feeling more comfortable in that particular task. If the situation presents itself, I ask the new nurse to teach another nurse how to perform the task. I also explain to my nurses that the textbook shows you the perfect world, but in real life we never get quite that scenario. I explain we have to alter our actions to perform interventions and do what is best for the patient. An example, I often share, is that in an ideal world, when inserting a tracheostomy tube, we have a prepped sterile field. However, there are times the airway is needed in such a hurry; we have to think about providing an airway first and dealing with the infection later.
Fullan discusses five components of leadership in a culture of change, in the book Leading in a Culture of Change (2001). The first component is moral purpose – making a positive change on the life of employees. “To strive to improve the quality of how we live together is moral
Leadership is a skill some are born with the other can learn. There are many styles of leadership. This paper will focus on three main styles of leadership including autocratic, democratic and laissez-faire. Transformational leadership is a type a leadership that is very difficult to teach and we will explore the great effects of this type of leadership. Wells and Wells (2010) explain several aspects of leadership that leaders should portray, no matter what style they use. These including :articulating a vision, explaining what is expected of himself or herself as leader as well as what is expected of staff members, providing guidance and mentoring, developing staff members by coaching them one on one, understanding the importance of teamwork,
Effective leadership styles Abstract An effective leader influences their employees in a desired manner to achieve goals and objectives. Different leadership styles can affect an organization’s effectiveness and performance. The objective of this paper is to analyze the review of literature on various leadership styles over the past years and how effective
Research on management and leadership in organizations over the past century shows there are still no clear definitions or answers about what counts as effective and successful leadership; the field remains varied and argued. Actual studies of leadership began in the early twentieth century. The research and studies on leadership have resulted in defining what characters, traits and attitudes are considered to be significant for leaders to possess. The early studies of leadership theories focused on the person and their behaviors, currently known as leadership trait theories and behavioral theories. It is important for organizational leaders and managers to understand what characteristics, traits and actions of an individual mark a great leader when forming a strong diverse workforce.
Fast changing advances in technology, along with an evolution of thought about the basics of leadership relationships requires a change of people’s mindset. Leadership theories and styles have had to also evolve to achieve the best outcomes for their organization. Over time, these styles have been developed and classified under various theories. These theories evolved as new information is learned. A theory may deliver a
Working in a large academic healthcare facility, such as University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN), one of the top priorities is the safety of the patient. As a nurse in the operating room (OR) the top priority is being the patients’ advocate which includes monitoring the traffic in and out
This theory makes the managers realize their strengths and weaknesses and they can also get an understanding of how to develop their leadership qualities
Approaches to change A useful model when looking at different approaches to change is Tannenbaum and Schmidt’s (1958, cited in Leatherbarrow et al, 2010, p414) Continuum of Leadership. This model explains a scale of various levels of delegated freedom and the subsequent effect on the employees. It details ‘telling’ where the manager decides and announces the decision, ‘selling’ where the manager decides and then sells the decision to the group, ‘consulting’ where the manager presents the problem and asks for suggestions before making a decision, and finally ‘joining’ where staff are involved in all stages of the decision making process. The model argues that ‘joining’ is the key to implementing change successfully as when employees are part of the change they are more likely to engage with it in a positive way. At E.ON the change
Leadership Style Leaders have a profound effect on employee performance because they shape workers’ perceptions of the working environment. Consequently, some leadership styles are more effective with meeting particular objectives. Although personal attributes dictate a leader’s natural leadership style, effective leaders recognize the benefits and limitations of each style, understand the impact a style will have on the organization’s environment, and are capable of developing and incorporating a variety of styles to ensure the desired outcome is achieved.
The classical management theory focuses on finding the “one best way” to accomplish and manage task (p.37,2008. W.Plunkett, R. Attner, G. Allen). The behavioral management theory recognizes employees as individuals with real human needs. It is very important for the manager to establish trusted relationships and value his/her
In order to move forward and keep ahead, I believe an organization need change leaders who have capabilities to have their workforce go from change avoidance to change acceptance. “One of the most significant strengths of an effective leader is the ability to create a positive work climate where people are energized to do their best work, free of unnecessary distractions” (Cronkite, n.d.). During this part of the change process I feel the change leader would have better success if he would be tactful and harness the skills of others by working in a collaborative rather than hierarchical way. Leadership in an organization involves instilling motivation and enthusiasm in the employees. An effective leader knows how to manage and tackle difficult situations and people. Many reasons can cause a force of change in organizations but I feel it’s up to change leaders to manage these planned and unexpected changes. (Word count: 548)
SSU The impact of leadership style in the change process of an organization influences the performance; Leadership as stated by Martin, Liao and Campbell (2013) remains one of the most consequential contextual influencers of employee performance. Latson (2014) elucidated that some leaders may have the best intentions, but the impact will not be in alignment with the intension. But leadership trait is the ability to inspire, motivate and engage the followers to make the inspired vision happen beyond their normal capabilities (Mendez, Munoz & Munoz 2013). A change is the most frequent phenomenon of today's reality and a good understanding of how to manage the change process is very essential; Change is translation from one state into
Studying these approaches help us to develop research proposals to the following research question: to what extent the organizational culture of a company influence the way leadership is implemented?
On further analysis, I am going to apply Lewin’s behavioural theory of leadership to my experience of organisational change management. For example during an internship in UAB Transimeksa I worked in a transport department. Most of the work was done using computers. Whilst working there, the company had some major changes in their IT systems. Employees were warned about upcoming organisational changes still it was difficult to get used to new IT systems. Transport department was fully under the control of a general manager which I believe was more of a leader. Similarly, to Kotter’s (1990) thoughts on characteristics of a leader, our general manager was always seeking to align his subordinates to his vision. Furthermore, a general manager always tended to “involve individuals in decision-making and goal setting” (Lewin and Lippitt, 1938; Lewin et al. 1939) which made his style of leadership democratic. In the manner of researchers, democratic leadership is not only the most effective style but also “usually associated with greater levels of subordinate satisfaction” (Dawson and Andriopoulos, 2014). In contrast, I believe that democratic style of leadership in the