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Leadership Styles – Leadership | Lecturio Nursing



Published May 23, 2023, 1:20 a.m. by Monica Louis


leadership styles in nursing are constantly evolving. The most common and widely used leadership style in nursing is the authoritarian leadership style. This leadership style is characterized by a leader who is in complete control of the situation and the followers. The leader makes all the decisions and the followers simply obey. This leadership style is often used in emergency situations where quick and decisive action is needed.

The authoritarian leadership style can be effective in certain situations, but it is not always the best choice. In many cases, it can lead to conflict and resentment among the followers. It is important to remember that nursing is a team-oriented profession and that the best leaders are those who can work well with others.

The democratic leadership style is another common leadership style in nursing. This style is characterized by a leader who consults with the followers and takes their input into account when making decisions. This type of leader is more likely to build consensus among the team and to create a more positive work environment.

The transformational leadership style is a newer leadership style that is becoming more popular in nursing. This style is characterized by a leader who motivates and inspires the team to achieve common goals. Transformational leaders are often able to get the most out of their followers by challenging them to reach their full potential.

No matter what leadership style you choose, it is important to remember that the best leaders are those who are able to adapt their style to the situation. The most effective leaders are those who are able to use different styles depending on the situation.

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welcome back everyone regardless of

whether you

are a formal leader or an informal

leader

you are going to have your own way of

expressing yourself

today we're going to be talking about

leadership styles

now it's important to know that

different leadership styles are needed

for different situations and leaders

should know which approach is most

effective in a given scenario

to achieve the organization's goals

now there are three classic leadership

styles the first

authoritarian this is where a leader

makes all of the decisions without

really considering

input from the staff negative

reinforcement and punishment are often

used to enforce the rules

now this doesn't always have to be a bad

thing sometimes

this particular leadership style may be

effective in an emergency where quick

decisions need to be made

the second one is laissez faire this is

where the leader provides

little or no direction or supervision

and prefers to take what we call a

hands-off approach

decisions are not really made changes

rarely occur

and quality improvement is typically

reactive meaning after the fact

not proactive or forward-facing

and the third one is democratic this

particular leadership style really

encourages open communication and staff

participation in decisions

workers are given responsibility

accountability

and feedback regarding their performance

now there are several contemporary

styles that we want to discuss today

these are transactional transformational

servants authentic

and visionary the first one is

transactional

transactional leadership in nursing is

the one where leaders give rewards

or punishments to the employees

respective of the way

they complete the tasks now different

from transactional leadership

is transformational this style in

nursing is based on the encouragement of

the employees to give their best at work

and motivation to be positive

while performing various tasks done

through a common mission

and vision another one is servant

servant leadership style in nursing is

the one which the main goal of the

leader is to

serve a servant leader shares the power

puts the needs of the employees first

and really helps people develop and

perform as highly as possible

next authentic leadership this is a

leadership style rooted in the concept

of authenticity where the leader is a

fully functioning person in tune with

themselves and their basic nature

self-actualizing and they have strong

ethical convictions

and finally visionary leadership now

this is very similar to transformational

additionally these leaders are much

concerned about the future and they

guide the followers to stay focused on

what they need to achieve in the

upcoming years

so here's a great example for us to go

through pat

is a nurse manager for the operating

room of a small local hospital

she designed a process for

self-scheduling of the staff and allows

staff members to resolve their own

conflicts

when new nurses ask her questions she

provides them with the hospital or the

nursing unit's policy and procedure

manuals

now which type of classic leadership

style is pat demonstrating

she demonstrating authoritarian laissez

laissez-faire

or democratic

if you chose laissez-faire you are

correct in this scenario

she designed a schedule where everyone

chooses their own schedule

she does not do that for them she also

doesn't intervene when they have

conflict so she doesn't act

as a mediator or a liaison there and

third when a new employee asks for help

she simply gives a policy and procedure

for them to read

rather than spending time with them and

really teaching and coaching them

on what they need to be successful in

the unit

so remember regardless of the leadership

style needed

it's important to act with integrity to

set realistic goals

to communicate clearly and often to

encourage

others to recognize the successes of

your team members

and to inspire them to provide the best

care

so what did we learn today first we

learned classic leadership styles

include

authoritarian laissez-faire and

democratic

the transactional leadership style in

nursing is the one which leaders give

rewards or

punishments to the employees perspective

of the way that they complete the task

different than that is transformational

transformational leadership in nursing

is based on the encouragement of

employees to give their best at work and

motivation to be positive

while performing various tasks done

through a common mission and vision

servant leadership style in nursing is

the one where the main goal of the

leader is simply to serve

authentic leadership is a leadership

style rooted in the concept of

authenticity where the leader is

fully functioning person in tune with

themselves and their basic nature

and finally visionary leadership is very

similar to transformational

with the added focus to the future

i hope you've enjoyed this video on

leadership styles thanks so much for

watching

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