My Leadership Style Survey

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Leadership is an important aspect of all businesses, especially the health care industry, and without good leadership, patient care and outcomes may be affected. Effective leaders and managers use various styles and theories and adapt these with consideration to the characteristics of their workers and of the environment. A self-assessment was done that asked a series of questions that generated a picture of the quality and what style of leader that I am. This picture will be compared to existing leadership and management theories along with a few examples. Also, my leadership style will show the actions and behaviors required for effectively leading an ideal workforce and workplace environment. There are many surveys that help one to…show more content…
Having completed this survey as truthfully as possible, my leadership style is deemed as that of a Participative (democratic) that leans somewhat on the Delegative (free reign) side. The Authoritarian (autocratic) score was far behind the previously mentioned two. I feel that this survey has accurately showed that I would lead with the democratic style that would encourage participation and discussions of the entire staff to create a relevant and safe workplace. If these two styles do not succeed, I would be adaptable to show and bring forth the Authoritarian side to accomplish the goals and requirements of my department. Communication and transparency are vital between staff and leadership to create cohesiveness that will enhance patient satisfaction and care. My leadership style and managing qualities are comparable and connect with that of the traits and styles of a few different management and leadership…show more content…
Managers who create a team atmosphere will reap the benefits of a willing and satisfied staff to step up to help in any way possible to continue it. Many times staff has signed up for extra workdays or had changed their scheduling to accommodate the changing of surgeries and influx of new patients. This has kept both floors of our unit open during periods of low census and has prevented the downsizing of our staff. Secondly, the trending downward usage of two operating rooms located on our unit posed the challenge of integrating pre and post operating nurses into the continuity and flow of regular floor nursing shifts. Management and those affected nurses collaborated and adjusted their work schedules, which not only benefitted them but also their coworkers. This change also decreased the need for most of changing their shifts or picking up extra days. Our leader is always present, involved in the day-to-day activities, and stands by and supports her staff when accusations of incomplete nursing care are brought forth. A doctor complained that staff was not walking post surgical patients and demanded that this be changed. She e-mailed all staff as a reminder of the importance of this, but already knew that staff understood and were diligent in this care activity. These are a few
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