Module 3: Leadership (Weeks 4-6)
Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Leader in You [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
- 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
- Create a development plan related to personal leadership philosophies
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Assignment: Personal Leadership Philosophies
Many of us can think of leaders we have come to admire, be they historical figures, pillars of the industry we work in, or leaders we know personally. The leadership of individuals such as Abraham Lincoln and Margaret Thatcher has been studied and discussed repeatedly. However, you may have interacted with leaders you feel demonstrated equally competent leadership without ever having a book written about their approaches.
What makes great leaders great? Every leader is different, of course, but one area of commonality is the leadership philosophy that great leaders develop and practice. A leadership philosophy is basically an attitude held by leaders that acts as a guiding principle for their behavior. While formal theories on leadership continue to evolve over time, great leaders seem to adhere to an overarching philosophy that steers their actions.
What is your leadership philosophy? In this Assignment, you will explore what guides your own leadership.
To Prepare for NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
- 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.
- Reflect on your results of the CliftonStrengths Assessment, and consider how the results relate to your leadership traits.
The Assignment (2-3 pages): NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
Personal Leadership Philosophies
Develop and submit a personal leadership philosophy that reflects what you think are characteristics of a good leader. Use the scholarly resources on leadership you selected to support your philosophy statement. Your personal leadership philosophy should include the following:
- A description of your core values
- A personal mission/vision statement
- An analysis of your CliftonStrengths Assessment summarizing the results of your profile
- A description of two key behaviors that you wish to strengthen
- A development plan that explains how you plan to improve upon the two key behaviors you selected and an explanation of how you plan to achieve your personal vision. Be specific and provide examples.
- Be sure to incorporate your colleagues’ feedback on your CliftonStrengths Assessment from this Module’s Discussion 2.
By Day 7 of Week 6
Submit your personal leadership philosophy.
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A personal mission/vision statement. An analysis of your CliftonStrengths Assessment summarizing the results of your profile A description of two key behaviors that you wish to strengthen. A development plan that explains how you plan to improve upon the two key behaviors you selected and an explanation of how you plan to achieve your personal vision. Be specific and provide examples. Be sure to incorporate your colleagues’ feedback on your CliftonStrengths Assessment from this Module’s Discussion 2. . ***” Tutor the colleagues ‘feedback are down below” at the end of this instructions. • Note: Be sure to attach your Signature Theme Report to your Assignment submission.
• Your Signature Theme Report (my name deleted)(This is my personal report ) “tutor to read it and write about it “ • DON CLIFTON Father of Strengths Psychology and Inventor of CliftonStrengths • • Gallup Clifton Strengths • • Input Many years of research conducted by The Gallup Organization suggest that the most effective people are those who understand their strengths and behaviors. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
These people are best able to develop strategies to meet and exceed the demands of their daily lives, their careers, and their families. A review of the knowledge and skills you have acquired can provide a basic sense of your abilities, but an awareness and understanding of your natural talents will provide true insight into the core reasons behind your consistent successes. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
Your Signature Themes report presents your five most dominant themes of talent, in the rank order revealed by your responses to StrengthsFinder. Of the 34 themes measured, these are your “top five.” Your Signature Themes are very important in maximizing the talents that lead to your successes. By focusing on your Signature Themes, separately and in combination, you can identify your talents, build them into strengths, and enjoy personal and career success through consistent, near-perfect performance. You are inquisitive. You collect things. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
You might collect information—words, facts, books, and quotations—or you might collect tangible objects such as butterflies, baseball cards, porcelain dolls, or sepia photographs. Whatever you collect, you collect it because it interests you. And yours is the kind of mind that finds so many things interesting. The world is exciting precisely because of its infinite variety and complexity. If you read a great deal, it is not necessarily to refine your theories but, rather, to add more information to your archives. If you like to travel, it is because each new location offers novel artifacts and facts. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
These can be acquired and then stored away. Why are they worth storing? At the time of storing it is often hard to say exactly when or why you might need them, but who knows when they might become useful? With all those possible uses in mind, you really don’t feel comfortable throwing anything away. So you keep acquiring and compiling and filing stuff away. It’s interesting. It keeps your mind fresh. And perhaps one day some of it will prove valuable.
• • Intellection • • Futuristic • • Learner You like to think. You like mental activity. You like exercising the “muscles” of your brain, stretching them in multiple directions. This need for mental activity may be focused; for example, you may be trying to solve a problem or develop an idea or understand another person’s feelings. The exact focus will depend on your other strengths. On the other hand, this mental activity may very well lack focus. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
The theme of Intellection does not dictate what you are thinking about; it simply describes that you like to think. You are the kind of person who enjoys your time alone because it is your time for musing and reflection. You are introspective. In a sense you are your own best companion, as you pose yourself questions and try out answers on yourself to see how they sound. This introspection may lead you to a slight sense of discontent as you compare what you are actually doing with all the thoughts and ideas that your mind conceives. Or this introspection may tend toward more pragmatic matters such as the events of the day or a conversation that you plan to have later. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
Wherever it leads you, this mental hum is one of the constants of your life. “Wouldn’t it be great if . . .” You are the kind of person who loves to peer over the horizon. The future fascinates you. As if it were projected on the wall, you see in detail what the future might hold, and this detailed picture keeps pulling you forward, into tomorrow. While the exact content of the picture will depend on your other strengths and interests—a better product, a better team, a better life, or a better world—it will always be inspirational to you. You are a dreamer who sees visions of what could be and who cherishes those visions. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
When the present proves too frustrating and the people around you too pragmatic, you conjure up your visions of the future and they energize you. They can energize others, too. In fact, very often people look to you to describe your visions of the future. They want a picture that can raise their sights and thereby their spirits. You can paint it for them. Practice. Choose your words carefully. Make the picture as vivid as possible. People will want to latch on to the hope you bring. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
You love to learn. The subject matter that interests you most will be determined by your other themes and experiences, but whatever the subject, you will always be drawn to the process of learning. The process, more than the content or the result, is especially exciting for you. You are energized by the steady and deliberate journey from ignorance to competence. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
The thrill of the first few facts, the early efforts to recite or practice what you have learned, the growing confidence of a skill mastered—this is the process that entices you. Your excitement leads you to engage in adult learning experiences—yoga or piano lessons or graduate classes. It enables you to thrive in dynamic work environments where you are asked to take on short project assignments and are expected to learn a lot about the new subject matter in a short period of time and then move on to the next one. This Learner theme does not necessarily mean that you seek to become the subject matter expert, or that you are striving for the respect that accompanies a professional or academic credential. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
The outcome of the learning is less significant than the “getting there.” • • Strategic The Strategic theme enables you to sort through the clutter and find the best route. It is not a skill that can be taught. It is a distinct way of thinking, a special perspective on the world at large. This perspective allows you to see patterns where others simply see complexity. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
Mindful of these patterns, you play out alternative scenarios, always asking, “What if this happened? Okay, well what if this happened?” This recurring question helps you see around the next corner. There you can evaluate accurately the potential obstacles. Guided by where you see each path leading, you start to make selections. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
You discard the paths that lead nowhere. You discard the paths that lead straight into resistance. You discard the paths that lead into a fog of confusion. You cull and make selections until you arrive at the chosen path—your strategy. Armed with your strategy, you strike forward. This is your Strategic theme at work: “What if?” Select. Strike. Week 5 My Discussion of Leadership Profile (To TUTOR “ I am submitting to you the discussion also from week 5 tutor can read it to see what I wrote”)
The discussion post’s main purpose is to evaluate my results from the StrengthsFinder assessment and briefly discuss their impact on my leadership traits. The assessment revealed that my primary strengths, Input, intellection, futuristic, strategic, and learner, were my top five themes from the StrengthsFinder assessment results. My inquisitiveness drives me to seek information, a trait that is imperative in nursing leadership. Black (2016) reported that inquisitiveness is what fuels global leaders into managing differences, marching ahead, and spanning boundaries. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
Inquisitive leaders are intrigued by the different laws, time zones, politics, and languages rather than being exhausted by them and find them as learning opportunities. I would describe myself as an avid learner, and the assessment confirms this trait. It is imperative for nurse leaders to an excellent example to others helps motivate them to learn an organization deteriorates if the leaders do not continuously make improvements making their knowledge and skills insufficient (Hao & Yazdanifard, 2015). NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
My intellection ability is also an important skill that will be useful in future nursing leadership roles. On the other hand, intellectual leadership, as defined by Oleksiyenko & Ruan (2019), is the capacity of an individual to create ideas that are powerful and would make an impact on the social, scientific, institutional, and technological institutions. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
My strategic strength has allowed me to look at the bigger picture in my past decisions. A strategic leader’s responsibility is to make strategic decisions while creating the organization’s overall direction and purpose. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
The important core values that seemed essential to strength after the assessment was trust and communication. From my experience, I have learned I, as a leader, need to trust the decisions I make to remain committed to the organization. Creating trust in the professional team can be most beneficial when they need positive reinforcement for their success. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
As a healthcare provider, it is imperative to create a good communication channel to ensure that adequate and quality service is provided since understanding issues helps better performance. Being a better coordinator and more cooperative were the two strengths that needed to be improved, especially taking charge in more complex situations and transferring patients’ sensitive information. Practicing congruence and being responsible were personality characteristics that I need to strengthen; being more committed will help the employees be accountable to their commitments. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
I, as the leader, will enhance the employees, accountability if I am only doing the right things. In conclusion, a leader needs to know the most important values they believe in and describe their character. Leaders should visibly live every day at work with these values since they are essential powerful tools that help lead and impact others. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
References Black, J. S. (2016). The mindset of global leaders: Inquisitiveness and duality. In Advances in global leadership. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Hao, M. J., & Yazdanifard, R. (2015).
How effective leadership can facilitate change in organizations through improvement and innovation. Global journal of management and business research. Heathfield, S. (2018).
Leadership values and workplace ethics. Oleksiyenko, A., & Ruan, N. (2019).
Intellectual leadership and academic communities: Issues for discussion and research. Higher Education Quarterly, 73(4), 406-418.
Learning Resources Required Readings Broome, M., & Marshall, E. S. (2021). Transformational leadership in nursing: From expert clinician to influential leader (3rd ed.).
New York, NY: Springer. • Chapter 1, “Frameworks for Becoming a Transformational Leader” (pp. 2–19 ONLY) • Chapter 6, “Shaping Your Own Leadership Journey” (pp. 182-211) Duggan, K., Aisaka, K., Tabak, R. G., Smith, C., Erwin, P., & Brownson, R. C. (2015).
Implementing administrative evidence-based practices: Lessons from the field in six local health departments across the United States. BMC Health Services Research, 15(1). doi:10.1186/s12913-015-0891-3. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
Retrieved from https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-01 5-0891-3 Rubric Detail check for grading Select Grid View or List View to change the rubric’s layout.
Name: NURS_6053_Module03_Week06_Assignment_Rubric Exit Excellent Excellent Develop and submit a personal leadership philosophy that reflects what you think are characteristics of a good leader. Use the scholarly resources on leadership you selected to support your philosophy statement.
Your personal leadership philosophy should include the following: 14 (14%) – 15 (15%) The response accurately and thoroughly describes in detail a set of core values. The response accurately and completely describes in detail a personal mission/vision statement. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
· A description of your core values. · A personal mission/vision statement. · Analysis of your CliftonStrengths Assessment summarizing the results of your profile. · A description of two key behaviors you wish to strengthen. 14 (14%) – 15 (15%) The response accurately and completely provides an analysis and detailed summary of the CliftonStrengths Assessment. The response accurately and thoroughly describes in detail two key behaviors to strengthen. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
· A development plan that explains how you plan to improve upon the two key behaviors you selected and an explanation of how you plan to achieve your personal vision. Be specific and provide examples. 50 (50%) – 55 (55%) An accurate, complete, and detailed development plan is provided that thoroughly explains plans to improve upon the two key behaviors selected. The responses accurately and thoroughly explain in detail plans on how to achieve a personal vision with specific and accurate examples. The response includes a comprehensive synthesis of information gleaned from sources that fully support how to achieve a personal vision. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
Integrates 2 or more credible outside sources, in addition to 2 or 3 course-specific Excellent resources to fully support the responses provided. Written Expression and Formatting Paragraph Development and Organization: Paragraphs make clear points that support well-developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused—neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction is provided which delineates all required criteria. Written Expression and Formatting English writing standards: 5 (5%) – 5 (5%) Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement, introduction, and conclusion is provided which delineates all required criteria. 5 (5%) – 5 (5%) Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors. Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation Written Expression and Formatting. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list. 5 (5%) – 5 (5%) Uses correct APA format with no errors. Total Points: 100 Name: NURS_6053_Module03_Week06_Assignment_Rubric Student #1 F C O ‘s response or feedback to my discussion RE: Discussion – Week 5 C OLLA PSE Week 5Discussion Response #1 on strength Finder assignment Hello XXXX Reflecting on one’s strengths and core values are important aspects of being a leader. Leaders need to always evaluate their leadership behaviors and skills
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According to Marshall and Broome (2017), as a nurse progresses through his/her career and seeking a leadership role, it is important to reflect upon this/her skills, weaknesses, and strengths. When a leader can identify these characteristics, they can work toward becoming a leader that everyone values. Leaders are expected to be part of major decision making in healthcare facilities so they must encompass a set of values, strengths, and expectations (Duggan, Aisaka, &Tabak, 2015). NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
(Marshall & Broome, 2017) One of such values is a good communication skill. I agree with you that, ‘As a healthcare provider, it is imperative to create a good communication channel to ensure that adequate and quality service is provided since understanding issues helps better performance. Communication is simply the act of transferring information from one place, person or group to another. Every communication involves (at least) one sender, a message and a recipient. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
These include our emotions, the cultural situation, the medium used to communicate, and even our location. Interpersonal communication is the process by which people exchange information, feelings, and meaning through verbal and non-verbal messages: it is face-to-face communication. For any communication to occur there must be at least two people involved. It is easy to think about communication involving a sender and a receiver of a message. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
However, the problem with this way of seeing a relationship is that it presents communication as a one-way process where one person sends the message and the other receives it. While one person is talking and another is listening, for example. In fact communications are almost always complex
, two-way processes, with people sending and receiving messages to and from each other simultaneously. In other words, communication is an interactive process. Every leader needs it to function well. NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.
References Duggan, K., Aisaka, K., &Tabak, R. G. 2015). Implementing administrative evidence-based practices: Lessons from the field in six local health departments across the United States.
BMC Health Services Research 15(1),1-9 Retrieved from https://bmchealthservices.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12913-015-0891-3.
Marshall, E & Broome, M. (2017). Transformational Leadership in nursing… NURS 6053C Leadership Philosophy Discussion.