Transformational leadership involves being able to influence the conduct and actions of the followers through positive inspiration focusing the process to the development of the follower. A leader in general should be concerned with the well-being of the followers to ensure they are controlled in a positive manner and their concerns catered for fully. Transformational leader need to be involved in all processes of the group with energy and passion for enabling the followers to succeed (University of Kent).
A. My leadership style/potential
My choice to lead in a transformational manner was reached in the manner which the results of this style are satisfying both to the leader and the followers. It involves establishing a foundation for creativity through intellectual stimulation. This involves encouraging followers to undo the current status of any condition and develop new habits of accomplishing goals thus creating new opportunities. Individualized consideration is another concept of my leadership which involves encouraging and supporting followers through effective communication and openness. Inspiring followers through diverse ways of motivation and idealized influence are the other two concepts which assist in accomplishing transformational leadership (The Myres & Briggs Foundation). This ensures that the followers have a role model to emulate who is passionate about the ideas and goals to be achieved making it possible to develop creative methods.
B. When Leadership Style Most Effective
Effectiveness of this leadership style in the nursing industry is notable while dealing with both patients and other members of staff. The psychological, physical and emotional nature of patients is critically making it necessary to develop effective modes of communication. This style will, therefore, be effective in communicating to the patients to understand their conditions, complications and the best mode of treating them. It can also assist in developing creative ways of dealing with the psychological and emotional suffering of the patients thus reducing their suffering as some complications are more mental than physical. Within the working conditions, it is essential in teaching other colleagues how to be passionate in their duties thus ensuring they work energetically with limited complaints (University of Kent). Setting a character that can be emulated as a role model for other colleagues is also another effective manner of using this leadership style which assists in improving their morale and efficiency.
C. Need Change of Leadership Style
There are however several situations during which it is necessary to change this leadership style in a bid to achieving efficiency in the hospital. These include when there is the need to develop a new technique in the system which would require diverse changes in operation of the staff. Such situations require a style which will minimize resistance from the workers and patients thus ensuring its success (The Myres & Briggs Foundation). For cumbersome patients who are complicated to handle, this inspirational manner of leadership cannot be effective as it may cause increased complications. It is also not effective when the followers in question are new nurses that require training, and induction as one need to learn the basics and goals of the organization before being motivated, to be creative and encouraged to share ideas.
A. My Jung Typology
Jung typology involves a manner of trait development through which different personalities realize their differences based on their traits. There are different personality traits which assist in enhancing the type of leadership which one desires to use. This typology identified me to have the INTJ which indicates that I am an introvert with intuitions; I am good at thinking of new ideas and can judge effectively (The Myres & Briggs Foundation). This is a rare trait as it involves a combination of strong personalities making it necessary for one to use them effectively. Being an INTJ indicates that I highly value creative ideas and strategic planning concerning these ideas to ensure maximum results are achieved. Combined with my leadership style, this personality assists me to be creative and pave the way for my followers thus ensuring the development.
Being an introvert is a personality through which I remain reserved and quiet in most cases thus disbursing energy to my followers thus making them energetic. Intuition indicates a situation where I prefer to remain abstract. My focus is based on the future turn of events with the goal of the hospital in mind rather than considering the realities of the current situations which are obvious. There is a difference in personalities who are led by thoughts and those dictated by feelings. As an INTJ, I analyze situations based on thoughts and logic rather than allowing social connections to misguide me. This has improved my manner of leadership thus increasing efficiency in my nursing career (Nworie). Thinking indicates that I always prefer to judge situations which gives me control over cases under my control. It also increases my level of predictions which is acquired through organizing and making choices early enough.
B. Personality Traits and Change
The INTJ trait has been of great assistance during transformations in my career as I develop a clear conscious based on my intuitions and by judging the ideas presented. Change in the nursing career is constant making it necessary for one to be prepared and intuitive when it occurs. The introvert trait has been essential during transformations such as a situation when a new machine was introduced in the hospital leading to resistance from colleagues. The trait assisted me to indicate my leadership style through expediting energy to my followers who required this energy to use this machine. My judgment trait has also assisted me in situations concerning patients who had mental complications making it able for me to decide the most effective manner of medication for them.
Leadership competency development
A. Selected Leadership Competency
Communication is a leadership style which can be developed, and its effectiveness increased with the use of my transformational leadership and INTJ traits. Communication is essential as it should be two ways from the leader to the followers and the other way. Transformational leadership has individualized attention as one of its components which involves keeping an open line of communication with one's followers to ensure the leaders realized the unique contributions of each follower. This will assist me in perfecting communication with the followers. Judgment involves making decisions based on different considerations presented. This trait is acquired from initially discussing different plans with the team members through communication in which case one has to listen to all the views (HumanMetrics). Being an introvert also in effective communication as I tend to be quiet, listen to other ideas, think about them and make decisions on them.B. Traits/Style to Develop or Change
Improvement of communication within my team requires several changes both in my trait as a leader and the style used. The trait of being an introvert requires being change positively to acquire a position when one does not just remain reserved and listen to other but is also willing to share their ideas (HumanMetrics). This increases the possibility of the team to understand each other without one part dominating on the other. Transformational leadership involves the leader acting like a role model whom the followers emulate and adopt their ideas. This should change for communication to be effective to a situation where the followers can make several changes on the ideals presented by the leader in a bid to acquire effectiveness.
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