Styles of Leadership and Management
1. Leadership/Management style
A leadership style that I desire the most in a nurse/leader is the transformational style. The definition of the transformational style is the leadership style that inspires, motivates and cherishes the team. It promotes enthusiasm and commitment, and reduces friction among the team members so that they can work as a whole. Under transformational leadership, the team is willing to change and work hard toward the goal. A leader with the transformational style serves as an example for the team and appreciates the hard work of the team. I think the transformational style provides the best management for me as a new graduate nurse because it gives guidance, empowerment, respect and encouragement that a newly graduated nurse absolutely needs. A transformational leader uses a combination of behaviors such as charisma, inspirational motivation, individualized consideration and intellectual stimulation to raise the level of team performance (Raup, 2010, p.51).
As a newly graduated nurse, I would be very excited to work with other nurses and health care team members. However, I would be scared and nervous about the new environment and the huge responsibility as a nurse. A transformational leader would make me feel I am a part of the team even if I am a new member. When I was a new hire at a software company, the leader of my team trained me for a couple of weeks. She was a great leader because she was always calm and collected, and she taught the manuals in the right speed. She listened to me when I had questions and concerns. She did not go to the next subject until I finished taking notes. Although I was expected to learn quickly, she did not rush me to remember everything in a short period of time. She respected and treated me as a team player even though I was the newest member. She recognized and praised my hard work; moreover, she was a great role model for the team also. She came to work...