Leadership Competencies in Nursing and Healthcare

Leadership Theories and Personal Identification of Style and Strengths
Leadership Theory and Health Care
Reflect on the information presented this week and on your own work environment. Then, respond to the following: Which theory of leadership do you think is most effective in today’s health care environment? Why? How does ANA’s Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice influence nursing leadership? Support your response with references from the professional nursing literature.

Leadership Theory Paper
Great leaders share common characteristics. As you have heard in this week’s media presentation, leadership skills can be learned and developed. The first step in developing leadership skills is increasing your self-awareness of your leadership qualities and abilities. In order to be an effective leader, you must find a style, or styles, that meet both your needs and those of the institution. Complete at least one of the following assessment inventories. Gallup Strength Finders Myers-Briggs DiSC Review your assessment results, and determine your leadership style, strengths, and growing edges. Consider how your leadership strengths are demonstrated in your nursing practice. Then, review the list of leaders presented below. Winston Churchill Margaret Thatcher Eleanor Roosevelt John F. Kennedy Martin Luther King, Jr. Mahatma Ghandi Rudy Guiliani Abraham Lincoln César Chavéz Mao Tse Tung Lillian Wald Mother Teresa Select one person from the list. Research that individual, and write a 2–3 page summary of the selected leader’s leadership style and specific leadership characteristics demonstrated. Include in your summary any strengths or characteristics you have in common with the leader you selected. Also include how your identified strengths demonstrate mastery of ANA’sNursing:Scope & Standards of Practice, Standard of Professional Performance: Standard 12: Leadership as evidenced in your nursing practice.

Practicum Activities: Identify a Change Project This week introduced the concepts of leadership and leadership theories. In addition, the media presentation and textbook readings discussed the difference between leadership and management. As you begin your practicum this week discuss with your manager possible change projects needed in the agency. Observe your manager and other leaders at your location. Identify how management and leadership activities contribute to successful change initiatives. Informally discuss options with your manager Please address the following: What did you see as the difference between a leadership activities and a management activities? How do management and leadership activities contribute to the success of change initiatives What change projects are needed in your agency at this time.

Organizational Behavior and Change Theory
Chaos and Complexity Theory in Health Care Based on this week’s readings and what has been presented on organizational theory, respond to the following: Do chaos theory and complexity theory have any place in health care systems? Why or why not? Support your response with references from the professional nursing literature.

Practicum Activities:Apply Change Theory to the Proposed Change In week one, you formulated some initial ideas about a Leadership Change Project. You discussed possible change projects with your manager. This week has presented information on change, change management, and how an organization’s mission, vision, and values are reflected in its strategic plan. Using the information presented in the resources, complete the following two activities with the guidance of your instructor. Your instructor has assigned you to apply change theory to the proposed change. Check for consistency between the proposed change and the mission/vision/values/strategic plan for the agency. Read more about change theory in your textbook. Please address the following: Which theory will you use as a framework for your change project and why? Is there consistency between the proposed change and the mission, vision, and values of the agency? If so, describe. If not, how will you address the inconsistencies?

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