Module 3: Leadership (Weeks 4-6)Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Leader in You [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Learning ObjectivesStudents will:
- Analyze the effectiveness and impact of leadership skills
- Assess personal leadership traits
- Analyze how leadership traits can be applied to personal leadership philosophies and behaviors
- Develop a personal leadership philosophy. NURS 6053 Nursing Discussion 1: Leadership Theories in Practice – Homework Solution
- Create a development plan related to personal leadership philosophies
|Week 4, Days 1–2||Read the Learning Resources. Compose your initial Discussion 1 post.|
|Week 4, Day 3||Post your initial Discussion 1 post. Begin to compose your Assignment.|
|Week 4, Days 4-5||Review peer Discussion 1 posts. Compose your peer Discussion 1 responses. Continue to compose your Assignment.|
|Week 4, Day 6||Post two peer Discussion 1 responses.|
|Week 5, Days 1-2||Compose your initial Discussion 2 post. Continue to compose your Assignment.|
|Week 5, Day 3||Post your initial Discussion 2 post. Continue to compose your Assignment.|
|Week 5, Days 4-5||Review peer Discussion 2 posts. Compose your peer Discussion 2 responses. Continue to compose your Assignment.|
|Week 5, Day 6||Post two peer Discussion 2 responses.|
|Week 6, Days 1- 6||Continue to compose your Assignment.|
|Week 6, Day 7||Deadline to submit your Assignment.|
Required ReadingsMarshall, E., & Broome, M. (2017). Transformational leadership in nursing: From expert clinician to influential leader (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
- Chapter 1, “Expert Clinician to Transformational Leader in a Complex Health Care Organization: Foundations” (pp. 7–20 ONLY)
- Chapter 6, “Frameworks for Becoming a Transformational Leader” (pp. 145–170)
- Chapter 7, “Becoming a Leader: It’s All About You” (pp. 171–194)
Discussion 1: Leadership Theories in PracticeA walk through the Business section of any bookstore or a quick Internet search on the topic will reveal a seemingly endless supply of writings on leadership. Formal research literature is also teeming with volumes on the subject. However, your own observation and experiences may suggest these theories are not always so easily found in practice. Not that the potential isn’t there; current evidence suggests that leadership factors such as emotional intelligence and transformational leadership behaviors, for example, can be highly effective for leading nurses and organizations. Yet, how well are these theories put to practice? In this Discussion, you will examine formal leadership theories. You will compare these theories to behaviors you have observed firsthand and discuss their effectiveness in impacting your organization.
- Review the Resources and examine the leadership theories and behaviors introduced.
- Identify two to three scholarly resources, in addition to this Module’s readings, that evaluate the impact of leadership behaviors in creating healthy work environments.
- Reflect on the leadership behaviors presented in the three resources that you selected for review.
Sample Paper – Week 4 Discussion 1
NURS 6053 – Leadership Theories in PracticeLeadership Theories in Practice Student’s Name: Institutional Affiliation:
Leadership Theories in PracticeLeadership refers to a process where an individual influences a group to achieve a common goal (Northouse, 2018). It is not the position or the title that has been given, but something which is earned (Laureate Education, 2014). Different scholars have come up with theories to describe leadership. Examples of these theories are transformational, leader-member exchange among others. This paper will discuss the aspects of leadership and the extent to which the leadership skills of a certain leader were effective and how their practice impacted the workplace. NURS 6053 Nursing Discussion 1: Leadership Theories in Practice
Two Key InsightsOne of the things I have learned about leadership is that it is earned. Labels cannot make a person a leader. One earns leadership by knowing what matters. It does not matter what the role or the rank of an individual is, where they come from. One cannot be a leader if their behaviors do not demonstrate the integrity of doing what is right. Leaders should earn trust. They should act as examples to others and know that trustworthiness takes a character. To trust one requires vales and for none to be trusted one should earn the privilege (Rosenbach, 2018). Another insight I have learned is that leadership is not about you but it is about those that the leaders serve. It does not entail the leader ennobling but bringing others up and the best way that one can earn the title of a leader is through losing themselves in the service of uplifting others and bringing changes which are not based on self-interest but on the interest of the followers (Marshall& Broome, 2017). Besides, leaders should inspire their followers to do better. Generally, a leader should work towards transforming the followers and the organization as a whole (Winkler & Marshall, 2017). NURS 6053 Nursing Discussion 1: Leadership Theories in Practice
The Leader with who I Have Seen Such Behaviors and SkillsOne person that demonstrated the leadership skills discussed above and many others is my supervisor during my internship. He earned trust from us because of his honesty, integrity, and confidence. He stuck to ethical values and core beliefs and whenever there was an issue, good or bad; he used to call us and inform us and even allow us to voice our opinions. This leader also used to inspire and encourage us to do our best. For some of the interns, it was a difficult experiencing transition from a class to real practice. NURS 6053 Nursing Discussion 1: Leadership Theories in Practice – Homework Solution However, the supervisor was there for us and made us feel that everything is possible. With no time we got used and even started enjoying our work. Everything that he did was for the interest of the interns and not for self-interest. For instance, he once advocated for a policy where the interns would be given compensation after three months in practice since after this period the interns were working like other providers and the managers could entrust them with practice.
How the Skills and Practice Impacted the WorkplaceThrough building a strong relationship with the interns by creating trust, we could work as a team and accomplish a lot. The interns who were fast learners could willingly help the slow learners and be patient with them just like our supervisor was patient with us. One of the qualities of a leader is patience and the supervisor demonstrated that. Through having the interest of interns at hand, there was a transformation in the organization since the hospital started employing the interns because of the good work they were doing. The interns were highly motivated and they offered high-quality services.
ReferencesLaureate Education (Producer). (2014). Leadership [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author Marshall, E., & Broome, M. (2017). Transformational leadership in nursing: From expert clinician to influential leader (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer. Northouse, P. G. (2018). Leadership: Theory and practice. Sage publications. Rosenbach, W. E. (2018). Contemporary issues in leadership. Routledge. Winkler, M., & Marshall, E. (2017). Creating and shaping the organizational environment and culture to support practice excellence. Transformational leadership in nursing: From expert clinician to influential leader, 247-267. NURS 6053 Nursing Discussion 1: Leadership Theories in Practice – Homework Solution
By Day 3 of Week 4 Post two key insights you had from the scholarly resources you selected. Describe a leader whom you have seen use such behaviors and skills, or a situation where you have seen these behaviors and skills used in practice. Be specific and provide examples. Then, explain to what extent these skills were effective and how their practice impacted the workplace. By Day 6 of Week 4 Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days by explaining how the leadership skills they described may impact your organization or your personal leadership, or by identifying challenges you see in applying the skills described. Submission and Grading Information Grading Criteria To access your rubric: Week 4 Discussion Rubric Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 6 of Week 4 To participate in this Discussion: