Leadership at times can be a complex topic to delve into and may appear to be a simple and graspable concept for a certain few. Leadership skills are not simply acquired through position, seniority, pay scale, or the amount of titles an individual holds but is a characteristic acquired or is an innate trait for the fortunate few who possess it. Leadership can be misconstrued with management; a manager “manages” the daily operations of a company’s work while a leader envisions, influences, and empowers the individuals around them.
I didn't pay much attention to the employee who looked down the aisle as I decided on a small silver headset. But in the midst of grabbing my chosen prize, I noticed the same employee look down the aisle again. I froze, and thought, No way, you're overreacting. It can't be. So, headset in hand, I walked to the end of the aisle and looked over. The employee was nowhere to be seen. I shrugged and looked back down my aisle only to see her at the other end, looking at me! I was startled and quite upset, so I gave her an odd look and started walking to the other side of the section. I wanted to see what would happen, and hoped I was imagining things. There I pretended to browse, then turned around. The employee was right there! She turned quickly to fix something that wasn't out of place. I was infuriated and humiliated at how I was being treated. Not once was I asked if I needed help, but the whole time, I was spied on.
Disruptive behaviors such as bullying, incivility, and horizontal/lateral violence are prevalent issues in the health care field. These behaviors not only create hostility among colleagues, but they also decrease safety and can increase cost of patient care. The affect disruptive behavior has on patient care and team morale are reasons for action against this issue. Disrespectful behavior violates the code of ethics for nurses, which are ethical standards set by the American Nurses Association (ANA) (Lachman, 2014). While disruptive behavior is a violation of ethical standards, it goes unnoticed in many health care settings.
Violence in the workplace has intensified from idle threats to homicides and the majority of assailants are reportedly domestic partners, strangers, customers or clients and employees. "Homicide was the third leading cause of occupational death from 1980 to 1985, accounting for 13 percent of all workplace deaths" (2) http://www.nsi.org/Tips/workdeth.txt. More recent data indicates that the statistics and fear is increasing and the level of safety is decreasing. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), reports "nearly 7000 workers were victims of homicide in the workplace during the period of 1980 to 1989...
Some may argue that great leaders are born and not made. While there are, some “born leaders,” many who have never envisioned themselves as leaders have successfully honed in on their leadership skills through personal reflection and extensive practice. Effective leadership requires more than just delegating assignments and tasks. It is not just a title given to just anyone that wants it. It requires vision, collaboration,
In developing this idea of what leadership is, I examined what was most important to me in being a leader. Since leadership is such a broad term, this could not be a process whereby I could generalize leadership for everyone. Rather, the task is to determine who I am as a leader. I asked myself, what is it that shapes the vision? What are the factors that comprise a leader, and what makes these things add up to create something larger than ourselves as leaders? Thoughtful reflections on these things lead me to generate the following definition of leadership: Leadership is about more than simply having followers; it is not a title, and it is not achieved by just following a few principles. Leadership is complex, though at its core, it is having the courage to make the right choices – not just the popular ones, engaging others in a vision, and empowering followers to pursue a shared purpose of achieving a positive, lasting impact.
RP stated that on another occassion, she picked up her daughter at 12:30pm. Alexis approached RP and said, "Hey, I'm glad you're here. Noemi had a toy that another child (unknown) wanted and this child grabbed Noemi by the face and scratched her." Alexis told RP, "I got so pissed and I yelled at them." Athough Alexis' yelling was directed at the unknown child, it frightened RP's daughter and caused her to cry hyserically. An incident report was generated and Alexis described her outburst as "Big reaction". RP witnessed her daughter standing at the lunch table when she was given the directive by Alexis to sit down; which Noemi did not follow. Alexis stood up from her seat and Noemi "flinched" and immediately sat down. RP has also withness this behavior of "flinching" from the child while at home. On 10/6/16, RP was in the classroom with Noemi who took a red toy from another child (unknown male child). This child began crying as he reached for the toy. Teacher Alexis crouched down, took the child left arm and crossed it over his right hip and pinned him to his seat. Alexis told this child, "That's enough. Stop
Later in the same meeting he began talking about overdue KSA assignments for interns, he said it was an intern’s responsibility to spend their own unpaid off to complete issued assignments. I interjected that during the hourly KSA weekly class that it might be more feasible to allot a portion of the hour for assignments to be completed. He again become upset, and went on a verbal tirade about how he had spent hours of his own time educating himself, then he began berating and belittling me personally, he made disparaging remarks about my lack of interest and efforts to better myself professionally. I felt insulted and was publicly humiliated in the presence of my peers. At this point I said he was inappropriate and that Mr. Holman needed to be summoned to the meeting. I picked up the phone and dialed your extension, there was no answer. I then announced to the group that I was going to the picket to ask security to radio you, they made two attempts with no response. I then asked them to radio Ms. Stringer, they did so with no response, security then requested any unit with a visual on either or you to respond, no response. I returned to the treatment team meeting still in progress. The meeting continued
Effective leadership, commonly regarded as both a learned skill and innate ability, is an essential characteristic of successful organizations (Northouse, 2016). Great leaders are said to define purpose, create a vision for the future, set high ethical standards, and guide their organizations through many circumstances and into new directions (Morrill, 2007; Parris & Peachey, 2012). Leadership is also described as complex – it can mean different things to different people. Given there is no standard approach to leadership, scholars focus on the process of leadership as opposed to the definition (Northouse, 2016). As a process, leadership is not simply possessing
Leadership is an intangible quality found in people that can make a serious difference in an organization and have tangible results. This paper will be about me, and will be another step in my development as a leader. Most of the topics talked about in this essay come from the various readings done during the semester, my own life experiences, and from the different lessons taught during the lecture of this course. There are a number of lessons that I learned this year that have stuck with me and most likely will for a long time. Before this class I didn’t exactly take the time to focus on myself as a leader. This paper is to reflect on myself and on those lessons learned throughout my life. The paper will start off with section A discussing who I am as a leader, and will describe my comprehensive leadership style with examples from specific situations. Section B of the essay will be about me, and what I believe as a leader. This essay will be a fantastic way to learn about myself as a leader, and a great way for the reader to get a better understanding of who I am.
Sometimes leaders are glorified and other times they are criticized or taken for granted; whatever the case, leaders obviously play a vital role in the success or failure of any group, organization, city, state, or country. Unfortunately, leadership does not have a one-size-fits-all definition, but it clearly demands self-awareness, self-regulation, and sometimes, self-sacrifice. Leaders are both born and made. Some capabilities are inherited and others are learned through personal and professional experiences. It is important to remember that through all the research and differing perspectives, one common theme remains, true leadership is an influential process that constantly moves an individual or group forward. Leadership is not just a title or role placed upon us; a leader’s capabilities consists of passion, motivation, skills, traits, qualities, experiences, and choices that help improve the lives of the people around them.
Leadership is a fluent philosophy with definitions as unique as the individuals developing the descriptions. However, a majority of researchers, philosophers, and students agree leadership is “the relationship between an individual (leader) and a group (followers) where the individual guides and influences the group toward a common goal” (Estep, 2016a, p. 4; Keskes, 2014). Hence, great leaders need to be forward thinkers who lead by example and communicate the mission and vision to the followers, so personnel understands the path of ...
For example, some of the caregivers may professionally responsible on “do not harm” the patients and therefore putting their own safety and health at risk to help the patients and even some of the caregivers would considered violence as “part of the job”. The reason is they have recognized that the injuries caused by the patients are unintentional and therefore they accepted them as routine or unavoidable. Hence, different industry involved different view on the workplace violence, some may refuse to work due to the violence but some may accept the violence as “part of their job” (“Workplace violence in healthcare”,
Great leadership is not achieved over night, and it is not something that one achieves and stops. Great leaders spend entire lives building and growing their leadership skills. It is not likely that a leader will one day wake up with all of the vision, influence, knowledge, respect, and momentum necessary to be great; these take time to develop. “It is the capacity to develop and improve their skills that distinguishes leaders from their followers.”