I got to know all leader types and understood how to use these approaches in the working process, and I understood the essential qualities of a nursing leader. I have a clear understanding that being a good leader means implementing a “flexible approach to each individual situation where leadership is required” (Garneau & Zerwekh, 224). A leader can inspire his colleagues, thus influencing the working process. A highly qualified leader can and must go beyond the knowledge of his profession and use an interprofessional approach (Giddens, 305). A leader has to be sensitive to the opinions and feelings of his subordinates. Another key factor of a leader is the ability to communicate properly. Collaborative teamwork, which is a key factor of good nursing, consists of delegation of duties and cooperation at the same time. Therefore, a good leader must create a team spirit, be ready to act and immediately delegate duties to reach maximum working efficiency.
It has changed my understanding of factors influencing clinical outcomes and the understanding of care delivery itself. It is necessary to say that adequate nursing leadership directly influences patient satisfaction and safe outcomes because of the implementation of good management, leading to the highest personnel efficiency (Giddens, 305). I try to rely not only on my professional knowledge but also on the one that lies beyond my profession, such as management or communication experience. In order to deliver the best quality care, I understand the necessity of delegating the duties among the subordinates to prepare them for acting on their own. Thus, I am ready to implement different leadership styles according to the specific situation and develop an individual comforting approach to every patient.
Garneau, A. Z. & Zerwekh, J. (2020). Nursing today: Transition and trends. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Health Sciences.
Giddens, J. F. (2019). Concepts for Nursing Practice. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Health Sciences.