Effective leadership is vital for a Health Service Organization so it can provide high quality health care and succeed financially. It manages to have leadership capabilities. The quality of leadership is essential in how work is executed. According to Dr Naila H.Amer, leadership is the process by which one person designates what is to be done and influence the effort of others in order to accomplish specific purpose.
Leadership traits to be displayed by health care leaders includes: Adoptable to situations, Alert to social environment, Ambitious and Achievement oriented,Assertive,Cooperative,Self-confident,Decisive,Dependable and Energetic.(Goleman,1998) concludes that although successful leaders vary in many ways effective ones are alike in one crucial way they all have the same degree of emotional intelligence.
Leadership styles are how you conduct yourself when you are trying to manipulate the performance of others. The following are types of styles; autocratic where the manager makes decisions and announces it, consultative where the manager presents ideas and invites questions, participative where the manager presents problems gets suggestions and finally decides, democratic where the manager defines limits and asks group to make decision, laissez-faire where the manager permits subordinate to function within limits defined by superiors. Situational leadership model a combination of task and relationship behavior whereby in task behavior leaders organize and defines roles ,in relational behavior the leader maintains close relation with followers by listening to them providing support and encouragement for their efforts.
According to Hersef and Blanchard (1996) effective leadership is interplay among leaders task behavior their relational behavior and follower’s readiness to take responsibility to a task or function.
Organizations have charts that list relationships and ranks of positions within the organization. As such hence formal power refers to positions on the corporate ladder structure or even job itself whereas informal power refers to the ability to the ability lead, direct or even actually achieve without an official leadership pattern.tha is an individual with informal power may be the most experienced person and knowledgeable in a specific area.
Formal leadership is whereby a person is officially designated as the leader of a group whereas informal leadership involves a person who has not officially appointed as the leader of a group but other members within the organization look to him/her for motivation and inspiration.
Nursing professionals have a variety of industry organization to choose from that can help them to be informed of all political actions in association with nursing. These nursing organizations are either specific or general. The professional organizations are in large membership that can maintain state and national links to monitor all active political development.
One such organization is the America Nurse Association. It represents more than three million registered nurses across the nation(Annual report,2010)large membership gives it more power thus they are able to keep all members informed on all ongoing political healthcare developments.ANA has plenty of resources available for nurse leaders. Their website is easily accessible with variety of information related to state and national health care laws and policy, research and higher education resources (ANA, 2011).On a local level nurse can get opportunities on local ANA meetings.
Updates on health care related policy is very vital especially since it makes it possible to protect the nursing practice and the environment in which they work. Protecting these issues moulds better nurses and patients are in a safe environment. Although nurses are not politicians, they possess a tough enounce and a dedication to maintaining the highest attainable aim of character and support of patients through the tending industry (Abood, 2007). Their voices help in supportive difference of patients needs by exhortatory semi political body to move the problems of healthcare seriously and to recognize the standing of attribute in all areas of patients charge.
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