Transformational Leadership : The 21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership

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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. In my opinion, 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. Definitions James MacGregor Burns first introduced the concept of transformational leadership in 1978 and described it not as a set of specific behaviors, but rather an ongoing process by which “leaders and followers raise one another to higher levels of morality and motivation” (Burns, 1978). Transformational leadership is defined as a style of leadership in which the leader identifies the needed change, creates a vision to guide through inspiration, and executes the change with the commitment of members of the group (Businessdictonary.com). I believe that Maxwell developed his Irrefutable Laws of Leadership to instruct transformational leadership skills that focus on vision and empowerment. The concepts that I thought are most important to take away from this book to better my personal growth as a leader include the following: The Law of Empowerment, The Law of Priorities, and The Law of the Lid. I think by using these
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