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    Triats of priority:Effective nursing leadership & management

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    Nursing Leadership and Management:

    Trust. Leaders not only must be trustworthy, but also must trust their
    staff, building a culture of open, honest communication.

    ∑ Respect. Like trust, respect goes both ways: The leader must garner
    the respect of his or her staff but must also have respect for the
    expertise of others.

    ∑ Vision. Rather than micromanaging the details of the organization's
    activities, the leader's job is to communicate the big picture. He or
    she should be able to take new ideas and challenges and integrate them
    into the organization's mission.

    ∑ Self-confidence. Being confident is not about feeling infallible, but
    rather about knowing one's strengths and weaknesses. Leaders reflect
    their self-confidence in their voice, body language, and the way they
    react to conflict.

    ∑ Communication skills. If there is one trait that can lead to the
    downfall of an otherwise strong leader, it is poor communication skills.
    Being able to communicate effectively is critical for engendering
    respect, motivating staff, and displaying sincerity.

    ∑ Enthusiasm. Good leaders can motivate staff to excel despite
    challenges. They make tough projects fun and display passion for their
    work.

    ∑ Feedback. Strong leaders recognize and reward good performances. They
    are also open and receptive to feedback about their own work.

    ∑ Ability to fulfill commitments. Following through on promises, coming
    prepared to meetings, and responding to staff questions are all
    necessary leadership characteristics.

    ∑ A focus on growing more leaders. Effective leaders do not keep success
    to themselves, but rather concentrate on developing those who will lead
    the organization after them. They identify and support new prospects and
    willingly give advice to up-and-coming leaders.

    This list of traits is certainly a "tall order," don't you think?
    Which traits would you prioritize? Why?
    What are some effective ways to learn these skill?

    Daly, N. (2003). Characteristics that Count. Association Management,
    January.

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    Which traits would you prioritize? Why? What are some effective ways to learn these skills?

    Which traits would you prioritize?

    Thinking about leadership and management separately allows for the idea of a reciprocal relationship, implying that an effective manager should possess leadership skills, and an effective leader should demonstrate management skills.

    If told to prioritize the traits required for Nursing Leadership and Management, I would prefer three most important traits to be discussed. These includes the (1) effective communication skills, (2) vision, and (3) Fulfill commitments and promoting decision making among nurses.

    Why?

    Effective Communication skills: If there is one trait that can lead to the downfall of an otherwise strong leader, it is poor communication skills. Being able to communicate effectively is critical for engendering respect, motivating staff, and displaying sincerity. It is also important to assure that communication is understood, so as to reduce ...

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    Thinking about leadership and management separately allows for the idea of a reciprocal relationship, implying that an effective manager should possess leadership skills, and an effective leader should demonstrate management skills.

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