Leadership Theory Paper
Throughout this degree program,you have been exposed to many great leaders in nursing and healthcare. Reflect on the leadership demonstrated by individuals such as Dr. Maggi McClure, Dr. Diane Mancino, Dr. Karen Drenkard, Ms. Joan Marren, Dr. Leslie Mancuso, Maria Manna, and Dr. Kenneth Rempher.Great leaders share common characteristics. As you have heard in this week’s media presentation, leadership skills can be learned and developed. The first step in developing leadership skills is increasing yourself-awareness of yourleadership qualities and abilities. This can helpyouevolve and develop yourleadership abilities. In order to be an effectiveleader,youmust find astyle, or styles, that meet bothyourneeds and those of the institution. Complete at least one of the following assessment inventories. Gallup Strength Finders Myers-Briggs DiSC Reviewyourassessment results, and determineyourleadershipstyle,strengths, and growing edges. Consider howyourleadershipstrengthsaredemonstratedinyournursingpractice. Then, review the list of leaders presented below. Winston Churchill Margaret Thatcher Eleanor Roosevelt John F. Kennedy Martin Luther King, Jr. Mahatma Ghandi Rudy Guiliani Abraham Lincoln César Chavéz Mao Tse Tung Lillian Wald Mother Teresa Select one person from the list. Research that individual, andwritea2–3pagesummaryof theselectedleader’s leadershipstyleandspecificleadershipcharacteristicsdemonstrated.Includeinyoursummaryanystrengthsorcharacteristicsyouhaveincommonwith theleaderyouselected.Alsoincludehowyouridentifiedstrengthsdemonstrate mastery of ANA’s Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice, Standards of Professional Performance, Standard 12: Leadership as evidenced inyournursingpractice.