Management style

1.Discuss the differences between a leader and a manager.

2. Which is more important, working for an effective leader or an effective manager? Explain your answer.

3. Observe the nurse manager in a unit to which students have been assigned. What management style is displayed? How does the staff respond to this style

4. What qualities do you think are most important to be a good nurse manager?

1. Interview the nurse manager on your assignment unit. What interpersonal, decisional, and informational activities does he or she complete on a daily basis?

2. You are the nurse manager on your unit. One of the most experienced staffers has been out on sick leave, and another just had a baby. The rest of the staff are working very hard to pick up the slack to avoid using agency personnel. What tangible and intangible rewards might you use to thank the staff?

3. PART 1: Begin by writing a 50-word description of the ideal nurse manger, someone you would like to work for. Describe a real-life nurse manager whom you have encountered in one of your clinical rotations. What qualities of this person meet your ideal? In what ways does this individual not meet your ideal? (Reminder: nobody’s perfect.)

PART 2: Think about becoming an ideal manager yourself. What qualities of an ideal manager do you already possess? What qualities do you still need to develop? How will you accomplish this?

1. Find your own state’s requirements for informed consent. Do elective procedures and emergency situations use the same standard?

2. Obtain a copy of your state’s Nurse Practice Act. Does the act give adequate guidance for nurses to know if an action is within the scope of nursing practice?

1. Explain how the Nurse Practice Act in your state provides for consumer protection and for professional nursing progress.

2. What are your thoughts on multistate licensure? How does it strengthen and weaken professional nursing?

3. As a new nurse, how can you ensure confidentiality in clinical settings?

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The nurse manager I interviewed informed me of the various interpersonal decisions she has to make daily. The first involves handling any minor conflicts that occur within the workplace. Whenever employees have differences, they feel free to seek her help in resolving the dispute. However, if the conflict is too big, she involves the hospital’s HR department. She also takes an interest in her staff’s career progression by taking it upon herself to inform staff members of promotions that arise within the hospital. With regard to the information activities she undertakes, the nurse manager regularly checks up on her subordinates to ascertain how their lives are coming along. She even advises them on how they can navigate the various challenges they encounter.

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Multiple tactics leaders

Leadership is a complex process that requires leaders to critically appraise the circumstances in which they find themselves to best determine how to lead and influence those around them. There are multiple tactics leaders can employ in any given circumstance to influence a situation or their followers. Compare two leaders you have dealt with in the past. Discuss the different tactics these leaders employed to influence situations or people. Provide examples of when these tactics were successful and when they were not successful. As a leader, describe how you can critically appraise situations to make sure you select appropriate tactics for influencing a given situation.

Leadership: Theory and Practice

Northouse, P. G. (2019). Leadership: Theory and practice (8th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. ISBN-13: 9781506362311

Requirements: 200 words

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Leader B used an authoritative leadership style. Authoritative leadership entails a management style where the leader completely controls the situation. The leader was actively involved in the processes and did oversee all the steps to ensure the organizational goals and objectives were achieved. The leader used assertiveness to influence the team to take the various steps necessary to achieve the organization’s goals. However, it did not work in areas where the team was required to manage their tasks. Leader B employs the strategy of rational persuasion, in which logical arguments are presented to persuade others to achieve the goals. The individuals often felt micromanaged, affecting the morale of the employees. To make the best-informed decisions, it is essential to critically appraise the situation. The ideal approach is to rationally assess the circumstance and employ an appropriate strategy.

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Multiple tactics leaders