Importance Of Individual Leadership Assessment

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Individual Leadership Assessments Leadership has always been a frightening word and a role I would often avoid. The thought of leading someone in the wrong direction is even more intimidating. Nevertheless, being a leader should not be something I avoid. However, I should embrace it now that I am seeking a degree in Nursing Education. Identifying my strengths and how to effectively implement them into my advanced practice role will assist me in becoming a great leader. Identify traits that I have can also help me understand how to use them in a leadership role. Hopefully, after this assessment I will view leadership from a different perspective.
Identifying my Strengths The results of the StrenthsFinder 2.0 Assessment made me realize
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Trustworthiness in a leader will instill confidence in students, patients and other coworkers (Northouse, 2016, p. 38). Also, having a sense of empathy will show people that you understand and can relate to their problems (Northhouse, 2016, p. 38). The weakest traits were self-confidence, self-assured, and determined (Northhouse, 2016, p.38). Self-confidence has always been a weakness and something I continue to work on daily. As a leader, I must show confidence in myself in order for others to have confidence in…show more content…
My definition of leadership would have to be a person who helps other people reach their goals. My fear of leading people in the wrong direction or not helping them reach their fullest potential is the ultimate reason why I never thought I could lead. I have always viewed leadership as severing others and helping others reach their fullest potential. I also believe that any person in a leadership role should be trustworthy. Northouse (2016), defines servant leadership as a leader who make the needs of their followers a priority while taking an interest in their advancement. The word leadership is not so scary when I view it as being of service to others. This definition of a servant leader will influence me every day in my future role as an educator to my students and diabetic patients. Another excellent point made by Northhouse (2016), is servant leaders make sure that their followers goals are achieved and give them the encouragement needed to met those goals. For instance, the students that I teach will need overwhelming support during nursing school to succeed in becoming a nurse. Diabetic patients I educate will also need the same support in order to reach their goals in becoming managers of their care. Most importantly, servant leaders allow followers to be autonomous and the power becomes shared between the leader and the follower (Northouse, 2016). Nevertheless, in order to help
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