NR 504 Week 1 Discussion Essentials of Leadership Recent

NR 504 Week 1 Discussion Essentials of Leadership Recent

NR 504 Week 1 Discussion Essentials of Leadership Recent

Essentials of Leadership

A leader has the ability to combine commitment for improvement with knowledge regarding how to exercise influence and engage support (Dickson & Tholl, 2014). In the areas of nursing and public health, the focus is on improving health. Porter-O’Grady and Malloch (2015) noted several major tasks of 21st-century healthcare leaders. Applying essentials of leadership, select two (2) tasks from the following list of tasks and discuss how you would exercise influence and engage support for each of your selected tasks. NR 504 Week 1 Discussion Essentials of Leadership Recent

Deconstructing the barriers and structures of the 20th century

Alerting staff about the implications of changing what they do

Establishing safety around taking risks and experimenting

Embracing new technologies as a way of doing work

Reading the signposts along the road to the future

Translating the emerging reality of health reform into language that the staff can use

Demonstrating personal engagement with health reform

Helping others adapt to the demands of a value-driven health system NR 504 Week 1 Discussion Essentials of Leadership Recent

Creating a safe milieu for the struggles and pain of changing practice and service

Enumerating small successes as a basis for supporting staff

Leadership Whirlwind

Step into a Leadership Whirlwind by clicking on the icon below. After listening to the “Whirlwind” identify two issues and develop a specific plan that would facilitate improvement for C.J. Your plan requires scholarly support for the actions as well as providing C.J. information useful for improvement. NR 504 Week 1 Discussion Essentials of Leadership Recent

Peer response: For the peer response, you assume the role of C.J.’s immediate supervisor who must review and approve the improvement plan. You need to select a peer’s initial posting, review the suggested plan, provide feedback regarding the stated plan, and you must add one different technique/action to improve the identified plan.


Consider the following among the key things your presentation will need to address:

Define concepts—Define organizational culture,      climate, and ethical decisions and practices. Use the academic sources      embedded in the steps or other resources of like quality, written by      authoritative sources. NR 504 Week 1 Discussion Essentials of Leadership Recent

Identify consequences—Describe the likely      consequences of these concepts for an organization’s operations. See      sample questions below.

Describe culture and climate—Describe and      differentiate between the current organizational culture and climate of      your organization. See sample questions below.

  • Describe approach to ethical decisions and      practices—Think about the meaning of ethics and how they are applied in      your organization. Does your leadership model them? Are employees placed      in uncomfortable situations? How are ethics communicated?

Assess implications for organization—Assess the      implications of the above issues for your organization. For example, what      does it mean to your organization’s practices that the organization has      the type of culture, climate, and ethics you identified? NR 504 Week 1 Discussion Essentials of Leadership Recent

  • Recommend actions—Recommend actions your COO (CAO,      CEO, or comparable leader) should consider implementing to facilitate a      shift in the organization’s culture, climate, and ethics to ensure desired      or improved outcomes for your organization such as meeting its mission and      values. If you don’t see a need for any changes, why?

Use these sample questions to guide your work:

  • What is organizational culture? How do authorities on      culture define it? How does it relate to my organization? How would I      describe the culture of my organization? Does the culture need to be      changed? How can that be accomplished? If not, why not?

What is organizational climate? How do authorities      define climate? Do people enjoy working here? If so, why? If not, why not?      Are our motivation, evaluation and reward system perceived as fair and      equitable? What effect do such measures have on climate? Do we do climate      surveys? What do they indicate as key concerns? Should we measure climate?      How? NR 504 Week 1 Discussion Essentials of Leadership Recent

  • What are organizational ethics? How do authorities      define ethics? How does my organization enforce ethics? Do we have fair      employment practices? Are we provided clear ethical guidelines? Do we      receive ethics training? How do we measure compliance? Do our leaders      shape ethical decision making or not? Do we ask or imply certain marginal      practices are okay? Any past scandals? How were they dealt with? What      steps have been or need to be taken to eliminate recurrences?