Leadership Style In Nursing

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The terms leader and leadership are used in recent years in all professional areas. Huber (2010), states that “leadership is defined as the process of influencing people to accomplish goals”, and that there are different styles of leaders like authoritarian, laissez-faire, and participative or democratic. Huber (2010) also mentions that there is no perfect leadership style, as we have to consider situations and factors to consider when choosing one style in particular, and that one leader has the ability to change if a special scenario occurs, for example, under an emergency situation like a code blue a democratic nurse can change to authoritarian style. Nursing knowledge derived from nursing practice was instrumental in influencing their…show more content…
My results indicated that my leadership style is predominately: Participative leadership. I agree with the outcome of this quiz because I think I have this type of style. The literature refers that this type of leaders tends to accept suggestions or recommendations from the other members of the group; however the final decision belongs to the leader, also that the members feel inspired by a leader with this characteristics. A participative leader understands that a leader cannot be knowledgeable in all areas and that a true leader is always learning from the members of the group, and this creates a great environment to be around, as the members feel confident to share their opinions, fears, recommendations and ideas to the leader (Huber,…show more content…
The graduate nurse has an advance level of education therefore needs to develop what the evidences mentions as “the most effective leadership style”, being this the democratic leaders, since they allow participation from the group members. In 1939, Kurt Lewin mentioned that among the three different styles of leadership identified in the decision making process, “the democratic leaders were less productive when compared to the authoritarian leaders, nevertheless their contributions were of a much higher quality” (Huber,
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