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Leadership

Leadership

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Leadership

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A point of polarization for group cooperation (Chapin). Not a science nor a discipline, but an art and as such, must be felt, experienced and created (De Pree). The process of persuasion and example by which an individual (or leadership team) induces a group to pursue objectives held by the leader or shared by the leader and his or her followers (Gardner). The process of empowering beliefs and teaching others to tap their full capabilities by shifting the beliefs that have been limiting them (Robins). A process of moving a group or groups in some direction through mostly non-coercive means. Process of influence in which the leader influences others toward goal achievement.
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Influence. Influence is an instrumental part of leadership and means that leaders affect others, often by inspiring enlivening, and engaging others to participate. Reciprocal Relationship. The process of leadership involves the leader and the followers in interaction. This implies that leadership is a reciprocal relationship.

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Nurses are Leaders. What this means for nurses as professionals is that they function as leaders when they influence others toward goal achievement. Formal Leadership – when a person is in position of authority or in a sanctioned, assigned role within an organization that connotes influence, such as a clinical nurse specialist

Informal Leadership – an individual who demonstrates leadership outside the scope of a formal leadership role or as a member of a group rather than as the head or leader of the group

5 Elements of Leadership:

1. Leader – a person who leads; a first or principal performer of a

group
a. Formal – when a person is in position of authority or in a

sanctioned, assigned role within an organization connotes influence, such as a clinical nurse specialist

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b. Informal - an individual who demonstrates leadership outside the scope of a formal leadership role or as a member of a group rather than as the head or leader of the group
2. Followers – one in the service of another; constituents; follows

orders, respects the leader
3. Group – two or more figures forming a distinctive unit complete in

itself; leader and followers
4. Process – the action of passing through continuing development

from a beginning to a contemplated end; methods, styles, policies, formulas
5. Goal – the end toward which effort or ambition is directed; aim,

purpose, objectives of leadership

Reasons for studying leadership:

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Rising intensive and specialized areas in the hospitals Shift in population group Technology and computers Emerging social problems Emerging diseases

Other reasons:

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to be innovative to be critical thinkers and managers to be ready to welcome change, thrive in unstable environments, and create supportive systems for others

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