It is important to understand the different leadership styles employed by nursing leaders in healthcare organizations and to understand their significance on nursing practice and patient outcomes, for better or for worse.
Read the articles from Nursing Standard (PDF) and Bradley University (PDF).
In -250 words, formulate an opinion on the following:
1. Reflect on an occasion where you experienced ineffective leadership (doesn’t have to be in the hospital). What behaviors did they display? What factors may have influenced their leadership style?
2. In your opinion, which leadership style corresponds to increased nursing satisfaction/performance, leading to improved patient outcomes? Why?
3. In your opinion, which leadership style has negative implications on nursing satisfaction/performance, leading to poor patient outcomes? Why?