The Mann-Gulch Leadership: Characteristics Of Leadership And Management

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Forbes (2012) identified the following ten qualities that make a great leader: (1) honesty, (2) delegate, (3) communication, (4) confidence, (5) commitment, (6) positive attitude, (7) creativity, (8) intuition, (9) inspire, (10) approach. Each one of the mentioned qualities above are essential when it comes to being a successful leader in Advance Nursing Practice (APN), though they are not the only once. In this post I will discuss the following topics: (a) risks and rewards related to critical thinking, (b) The Mann-Gulch Disaster as related to leadership, and (c) what makes a good leader. In order to answer the question, “What are the risks and rewards related to critical thinking for an organization?” it is essentially to define critical…show more content…
For example, according to the article Dodge did not speak with firefighter while on the plane. This was an opportunity to establish not only the rapport with the team but also inform them that he was in charge and discuss ground rules. Good leader possesses many qualities however communication is an essential corner stone of leadership. “Leadership and management are achieved through effective communication.” (Douglass, 1992, p. 151). Additionally, “inadequate communication is a primary cause of medical errors” (Gardezi, et. al., 2009 p. 1391). Additionally, while attempting to flee from the sight of fire, due to unexpected change in the fire, Dodge did not inform the team what he saw, the fire was fast approaching, but rather commended them to rid of their tools and run. It is difficult to take orders from someone you hardly know, especially when they order you to do something completely opposite of what you have always known to be true. For example, the firefighters know they need their tools, throwing them away is…show more content…
With that said, many of the individuals in the leading roles possessed some of the qualities discussed in our readings though I do not feel they were effective. What is more interesting is that those individuals who possessed leadership skills were often not in the leading roles, but rather supportive. The following were some of their attributes: (a) good communicators and listeners, (b) honest and dependable, (c) supportive and encouraging, (d) able to foresee future problems, and (e) develop needed steps to lessen the

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