In todays fast paced medical environment there are nurses who were born to lead. They have the personalities that engage people and can get them to follow them. Also there are managers some who are born leaders and others without the ability to lead. Here a view of the differences between leaders and managers their roles, responsibilities and qualities. Currently the the Transformational leader is the one being endorsed by the Institute of Medicince (Finkelman, 2012). Although it does not always work there are typically errors, here some strategies are reviewed to overcome these failures. Nex the competencies of an effective leader are laid out and what ideas should be included in leadership/management develop ment programs to make effective managers and leaders.
Change in Nursing
Change is a constant in nursing and so we the nurse must learn to adapt to this change (Finkelman, 2012). We as nurses must accept that change is an inevitable part of our job. This means that our roles and requirements are ever changing (Finkelman, 2012). With the increase in diversity of our patients to now focusing on not just the patient themselves but the patient and the patient’s family as those we provide care to may be a major stressor. This is where leadership comes in, if a change is to take place but there is poor planning and execution then there will be resistance to this change (Glaever & Helleso, 2010). This is where the leader must step up and collaborate with other members of the health care team and management. Also it is important that all nurses participate in the change this will make things go more smoothly and leaders have it in their power to help persuade a change in the staffs behavior and attitudes towards the change ...
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