Nurturing Leadership Skills
Answer this Question:
- Revisit your IDP and identify how you can apply change theory to your own
- Where are you in the change process, and how does your map of your growth need to be
amended or addressed?
Nurturing Leadership Skills
Response to Question 1
There are various sectors of leadership in which other individuals have the same
perceptions, though there are those who hold different perceptions. Those that have similar
perceptions include encouraging them approach, strategic skills, intelligence, behavior integrity
encouragement and ethics (Fernandez, 2007). Those that have different perceptions include
setting a vision, laissez-faire, business skills, trust, and cognitive skills, setting high expectations,
management by exception, abusive leadership and cognitive rewards. The leadership skills that
were rewarded high ratings in relation to other raters included ethics, behavioral integrity,
encouraging team approach, individualized consideration and contingent reward.
Leadership basically refers to the act of making a difference. For example, those leaders
enthroned in healthcare positions are expected to make changes in their fields, where necessary.
This is basically because nurses are individuals who are expected to care for other people
throughout their lifetime and in all sceneries. Leadership is an undertaking which can be learned,
practiced, developed or improved. Leader nurses therefore are able to note their leadership skills
when their duties and responsibilities are doe to completion and effectively (Fernandez, 2007). If
all the departments in which they are assigned are run effectively, they will know that their skills
are implemented as expected.
Response to Question 2
Ethics guides a leader to follow the right and correct procedures in carrying out an
activity or assignment. It is not wise to be the one who dictates how things should be done in any
organization. Dictatorship limits the ideas of other employees who may give advice to the leader
for the good of the firm. A leader should always work with other people and be concerned with
their individual interests and personal development.
The idea of teamwork in the organization helps its members to help develop each other
and decreases their weaknesses. Through group formation, each team member contributes to the
specialized service and gives high results. As a leader, one should develop the morals of team
building as a tool of reaching success (Fernandez, 2007). Encouragement of their team members
makes them feel motivated to work towards the mission of the organization. A leader should
therefore encourage teamwork as well as individual growth of each employee. This is one
character a leader should aim to build in order to provide a healthy working environment hence
improving success in the organization.
NURTURING LEADERSHIP SKILLS 2
Fernandez, C. (2007). The power of positive personal regard. Journal of Public Health
Management & Practice, 13(3), 321-323.