My personal leadership style revolves around providing equitable and high quality patient care to all without discrimination or biasness in healthcare setting and upholding all the guiding principles and ethics which guides the nursing practice. The transformational leadership theory best aligns with my personal philosophy.
This leadership style is known to play a very vital role in the complex healthcare systems. Nursing requires knowledgeable, consistent and strong leaders. This leadership style helps in bringing about significant change in the organization as well as in followers. Through incorporating the practices and the beliefs into the behaviors of the employees, success in any healthcare organization is guaranteed.
Nurse executive is the selected future MSN role. Being an administrative position, transformational leadership can be used in developing successful relationships with the staff members. This in the end puts the follower and the leader in an environment where both strive to meet the goals of the organization. Furthermore, the enhanced relationship creates a platform where the followers can be motivated towards actualization of an organization vision.
Transformational theory also results in creation of strong leadership attributes critical for success as a nurse manager. These include vision, flexibility, authenticity, expertise, self-knowledge, ability to motivate others and shared leadership. Furthermore, this leadership style also provides a platform of creating and sustaining a healthy working environment.
I currently work on a surgical oncologist department in a hospital setting. Among the formal leadership roles include training new nurses as well as supervising medication for the cancer patients. Am also responsible for guiding and supervising the clinical and translational laboratory research.
The informal leadership roles include following up with my patients which include calling and texting them regularly to assess how they are doing. Among the formal roles I will have as a future manager will include leadership and management roles such as policy creation and formulation.
Others will include employee development and creation of a healthy environment. The informal roles will include coming up with suitable measures of disciplining the employee and following up with issues affecting their personal life.
At individual, team, organization and community level, the implication of my leadership might be diverse. At all levels, there are positive and negative implications. The positive implications include improved productivity and enhanced support from all the stakeholders at large. The negative implications may include resistance at all levels and lack of morale in achieving the set goals and objectives in each level.