Part 1: Individual
Whether or not it is written or verbally articulated, everyone has an idea or belief system about leadership that influences their behavior as a leader and a follower. Many factors combine that inform your leadership philosophy.
- Discuss your personal beliefs, values, experiences, and current leadership principles and trends that influence your leadership philosophy.
- In 3-5 sentences clearly articulate your personal leadership philosophy. This should begin with, “My philosophy of leadership is…..”
- Describe how your leadership philosophy relates to the position and the organization within which you currently work. How does it affect the work you do, how you make decisions, and the culture you promote?
Part 2: With Your Group
- Discuss the commonalities and differences among the statements from the group.
- How does your personal philosophy compare to the philosophy of your organization? How do you reconcile discrepancies between them?
- What impact does congruency between your personal leadership and the organization’s philosophy have on creating a person-centered, caring healthcare organization?
My philosophy of leadership is to lead by example, set expectations for staff early on, hold them and myself accountable for actions, and follow through on what I say I am going to do. I believe a nursing leader is a role model for other nurses, to guide them, encourage them, and challenge them, while uplifting and supporting them. A leader is secure in his or her abilities, will not feel threatened, and will not want to hold others back from pursuing their goals. Make sure your staff knows you support and back them; there is nothing worse for nurses than to know their leader does not support them. Lastly, under no circumstances, should a leader make staff be forced to tolerate incivility from co-workers, patients, or family members….Kindly click the purchase icon to purchase the full solution at $5