What defines Leadership?

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What defines Leadership? by Mind Map: What defines Leadership?

1. Professional Responsibilities of a Leader

1.1. Facilitates staff by

1.1.1. Providing support

1.1.2. Being accessible

1.1.3. Communicating adequately

1.1.4. Providing feedback and giving adequate performance feedback

1.2. Leadership Support

1.2.1. Addresses individual concerns

1.2.2. Encourages staff

1.2.3. Acknowledges and appreciates the efforts of staff

1.2.4. Creates learing opportunities

1.2.5. Has the ability to manage others

1.3. Influential in implementing evidence into practice

1.3.1. Acts as a facilitator

1.3.2. Champion and change agent

1.3.3. Has enthusiasm, drive, and credibility

1.3.4. Promotes research values and commitment to research

2. Leader vs Manager

2.1. Leader: a person who has commanding authority or influence, someone who motivates and inspires

2.2. Manager: someone who is in charge of a business, department; someone who coordinates, plans, and organizes.

3. Leadership Theorist: Robert Greenleaf

3.1. Servant Leadership

3.1.1. Developed in 1970 and is gaining popularity

3.1.2. Describes a leader who influences and motivates others by developing ht skills of individual team members and building relationships

3.1.3. Addresses the needs of individual team members

3.1.4. Decision making is a collaborative effort based on the ideals and values of the organization

4. Abilities that Characterize a Great Leader

4.1. Ability to listen

4.2. Acceptance

4.3. Awareness

4.4. Foresight

4.5. Ability of persuasion

4.6. A commitment to the growth of others

4.7. The ability to build community within the organization

4.8. Ability to delegate

5. Behaviors of an Effective Leader

5.1. Consciously acts as a role model

5.2. Builds, develops, and leads teams that are diverse and empowered

5.3. Encourages the heart!

5.4. Acts as a visionary for the future and inspires a shared vision

5.5. Enable others to act

5.6. Adapts and is tolerant to stressful or challenging situations

5.7. Achievement-oriented and ambitous

5.8. Cooperative, dependable, energetic, self-confident, decisive, persistent

5.9. Willing to assume responsibility

6. Throughout this program we've developed characteristics that have defined the type of leader we will be as we enter into the clinical setting. Traits such as integrity, honesty, creativity, effective communicator, coach, and confidant all come to mind with the mention of leader. It was important to be all of these things to my mente as we began working together. Remembering how stressful benchmarks were as a level one I wanted to be sure she knew I was available to her for any questions she may have or just to talk. Our first meeting we developed a plan for success for her head to toe. We talked about her learning style and what works best for her and went from there. Working together, we were able to construct an outline that she was able to follow and we met weekly to discuss problem areas and to do rehearsals so she could be confident and comfortable when she performed her final benchmark. I made myself available to her and I checked on her, offering support and encouragement. In order to be successful in our professions, being a leader will require passion and transformation. I'm eager to utilize the skills and knowledge I've gained over the last 16 months, but I'm more eager for the opportunity to further develop and utilize the strengths and talents I possess and have gained through this program. -Felicia Jimenez

7. References: Sandstrom, B., Borglin, G., Nilsson, R., & WIllman, A. (2011). Promoting the implementation of evidence-based practice: A literature review focusing on the role of nursing leadership. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 8(4), 212-223. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6787.2011.00216.x Frandsen, B. (2013). Nursing leadership: Management and Leadership styles. Retrieved from http://www.aanac.org/docs/white-papers/2013-nursing-leadership---management-leadership-styles.pdf?sfvrsn=4