Transformational Leadership : The Nursing Profession

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Transformational Leadership in the Nursing Profession
Candice P. Dude
University of New Brunswick

Transformation Leadership in the Nursing Profession Effective leadership is an important quality to create a functional workplace environment. When it comes to the healthcare system, specifically nursing, transformational leadership is the most qualified form. Its main principles inspire confidence, personal and organizational goals, innovation and support. (Hamstra, Van Ypern, Wisse, & Sassenburg, 2014). It is very effective at enhancing the client care and professional performance of the nurse leader’s followers. (Doody & Doody, 2012). Transformational leadership has many unique benefits, that other forms of
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These main principles enhance the possibilities of the goals being met and increasing workplace productivity. Idealized influence builds the confidence of its followers as well encourages their trust and respect for the leader. (Doody & Doody, 2012). This principle will help inspire the acceptance of process changes as the workplace’s policies and the profession’s knowledge progress. Inspirational motivation persuades staff members to achieve not only organizational goals but also personal goals. It largely enhances client care and professional performance as well as encourages innovation to achieve the goals in a timely manner. (Doody & Doody, 2012). Intellectual stimulation is largely concerned with inspiring employees to challenge the beliefs of others and be innovative in the workplace. (Doody & Doody, 2012.) To demonstrate the possible positive outcomes of challenging others beliefs and innovation leaders must lead by example. (Hamstra, Van Ypern, Wisse, & Sassenburg, 2014). If leaders are capable of doing so with optimism and confidence about the possibilities it will result in encouragement for the followers to take similar risks. (Hamstra, Van Ypern, Wisse, & Sassenburg, 2014). Individualized consideration may be the most effective principle of Doody and Doody’s (2012) principles. It states that the leader must provide care and support for their followers overall well-being, which many forms of leadership
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