This week’s focus is on developing foundational interpersonal skills that will prepare you for professional practice as a leader and change agent. As a leader, how will you influence change in your professional specialty area? Identify two strengths you have that will promote strong leadership. Identify two areas of improvement to your skill in leading and influencing change. What are two priority strategies you will implement to improve and/or enhance your leadership skills?
As a leader in population health nursing, I will influence change through the creation and implementation of programs that direct focus on current health issues for populations within my community. With time and experience, I may broaden my scope and work at a national or even international level. In order to get my ideas off the ground, I will need to have a lot of people (shareholders, policymakers, peers, and administrators) convinced that my ideas have merit. It is much easier to think of my leadership role in a broad sense (creating change and leading through policies and programs), rather than on an interpersonal level. I know that getting my MSN will open doors for me in terms of leadership roles, and that is one of the reasons why I am pursuing this degree. However, to be quite honest, my personality type is not that of a natural leader; at least not in the traditional sense. When I picture a leader, I think of someone who commands attention in a room and has no problem speaking in front of large groups of people. I am introverted and much prefer to….Kindly click the purchase icon to purchase the full solution at $5