Leadership style discussion

Leadership Style
Throughout your career you will work with many people who display differing leadership styles. As a nurse leader it is imperative that you communicate well and get along with those whose leadership style does not align with your preferences. It is also important to understand your own leadership style as this can prompt insight into how others relate to you and what skills you may need to develop as your leadership responsibilities grow.
To prepare:
By Day 3
Posta description of a leader distinguishing his or her style as authoritative democratic or laissez-faire. Describe the characteristics that inform your perception and explain which ones you would integrate into your own leadership style as well as which ones you would prefer not to integrate. Explain at least one potential effect of this leadership style on health care quality and patient outcomes.
Required Readings
Marquis B. L. & Huston C. J. (2015).Leadership roles and management functions in nursing: Theory and application(8th ed.).Philadelphia PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Azaare J. & Gross J. (2011). The nature of leadership style in nursing management.British Journal of Nursing20(11) 672676 678680.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
The authors examine the different styles of leadership that nurse managers use and discusses how staff nurses in their study preferred managers who use a proactive articulate and independent leadership style.
Benoliela P. & Somecha A. (2014). The health and performance effects of participative leadership: Exploring the moderating role of the Big Five personality dimensionsEuropean Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology 23(2) 277294. doi:10.1080/1359432X.2012.717689
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
Graham S. & Melnyk B. M. (2014). The Birth of a Healthcare Leadership Academy: Lessons Learned From The Ohio State University.Nurse Leader12(2) 5574. doi:10.1016/j.mnl.2014.01.001
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

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