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e nurse leader that I had the pleasure of working for when I was a new nurse in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) is someone that I had admired and hoped
to become someday. This particular manager was very knowledgeable, approachable, and easy to talk too. She will rally for her patients, her staff, her unit as a whole and
stand up for what is right to ensure quality and safe care. She was well respected by the team, doctors, and other colleagues because she can switch her management style
depending on the situation. One time we had an emergency in the ICU, and she stepped up and led the unit to ensure everyone’s safety and at the same time preparing for
the next move.
This particular manager has been working in the ICU in which high pressure, uncertainty and rapid changes were the norms. (Zydziunaite & Suominen, 2014) For
the most part, she is a democratic leader. Democratic leadership “are appropriate for groups who work together for extended periods, promotes autonomy and growth in
individual workers. It exhibits less control, directs through suggestions and guidance, communication flows up and down emphasis is on “we” rather than “I” and “you” and
criticism is constructive.”(Marquis & Huston, 2015, p. 40) This particular nurse manager also uses the authoritative leadership style depending on the circumstances. As
mentioned above, during crisis mode or any situation that requires the manager to lead to promote and ensure staff’s feeling of security in which “strong control,
communication flows downward, decision making does not involve others”(Marquis & Huston, 2015, p. 40) to ensure safety for staff and patients. Finally, something that I
would most likely not use would be the laissez-faire style of leadership in which permissiveness with little and no control, provides little or no control over my staff and unit
activity.(Marquis & Huston, 2015)
Integrate into my leadership style
Nurse Managers, ‘are frequently confronted with difficult decisions, particularly in financial management, resources allocation, activity planning and budget
monitoring and control.”(Clark-Burg & Alliex, 2017, p. 46) From my previous my nurse manager I would do exactly the type of leadership style. For the most part, I would be
using democratic and just like her, and at the same time use an Authoritative style in decisions that require an immediate decision that will affect patient, staff and unit
safety.I would also incorporate collaboration among the different profession, “which requires participatory approach towards achieving the goals and objectives of the
institution.”(Qarani, 2017, p. 9) In conclusion, a combination of democratic, authoritative and transformational leadership style I believe will help staff have a sense of job
satisfaction, trust, feeling of fairness, integrity and holding people accountable. The combination of style will, in turn, increase staff satisfaction and improve quality and safe
care for the patient.
Clark-Burg, K., & Alliex, S. (2017, July). A study of styles: How do nurse managers make decisions? Nursing Management, 44-49. Retrieved from www. Walden University
Marquis, B. L., & Huston, C. J. (2015). Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing Theory and Application (Eight Edition ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott,
Williams & Wilkins.
Qarani, W. M. (2017, February-April). Transformational Leadership: A Strategy towards Staff Motivation. Manager’s Journal on Nursing, 7(1), 9-15. Retrieved from
www.Walden University Library.edu
Zydziunaite, V., & Suominen, T. (2014, October). Leadership styles of nurse managers in ethical dilemmas: Reasons and consequences. Contemporary Nurse, 48 (2), 150-
167. Retrieved from www.Walden University Library.edu
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