When Examining The Role Of A Professional Nurse Leader,

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When examining the role of a professional nurse leader, it is important to keep in mind the amount of knowledge, integrity, and conviction it takes to be a strong leader. It takes an unwavering attitude about your own beliefs and a positive outlook for your nursing unit, and what is best for everyone on your team, and your patients. There are several differences and similarities when exploring the roles of leadership and management. Each task demands fairness and strength. While one of them is a character asset and one is a job title, they both require a solid foundation of guiding others and doing the right thing. Both roles are crucial to the success of any organization, regardless of the type of organization, ("Leadership vs.…show more content…
I believe that one of my strongest qualities in leadership is that I always true to my convictions, and I have mutual respect for everyone, unless they give me a reason not to. I also believe that I am good at building and keeping relationships with people. According to Yoder-Wise, a Nurse Leader must be able to build relationships with a team and be aware of the many interdependencies that exist within a group, (Yoder-Wise, 2015, pg.44). I believe that I possess that skill, and can keep everyone’s opinions and feelings at heart, when making decisions that will affect the entire group. What are the skills needed for each role? Some skills that make a good leader include, flexibility, quick thinking, sustaining the confidence from your group, even in uncertain times, and creating rules that work for individuals from widely diverse backgrounds, (A Synthesis of Leadership Theories and Styles, 2014). A leader must possess the skills to truly listen to other’s and respect the opinions of others. A good leader possesses the skill to direct the staff in a positive direction, and carry out the plan to the end. Skills need for a manager include delegation and strategy. Managers must possess the skills to provide their staff with key resources, be able to inform them about productivity and job performance and the ability to directly determine a solution to problem, (Direct Decision Making vs. Oblique Decision Making, 2011). Leadership Theories There are
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