The whole course on leadership in nursing was quite beneficial to me because it enabled me to learn new things on administration that were not only interesting but also very important for my career growth. Examples of such lessons include emotional intelligence, leadership styles, and motivational techniques. However, the topic on principles of successful nursing leadership was the most useful to me since it impacted on my leadership skills far beyond the nursing profession. In fact, the success of any organization is mainly influenced by its leadership.
The topic of nursing leadership has five important principles for success in nursing leadership. The first one was a commitment to excellence. In this case, leaders must show passion and purpose in everything they choose to do (Grohar-Murray, DiCroce, & Langan, 2016). Secondly, a leader should also focus on the satisfaction of employees so that the work environment is conducive for working. This process involves building relationships with employees through various ways such as knowing their names. The third principle mentioned was communication. A good leader must communicate effectively with all levels. According to the instructor, communication fosters trust and increases the level of participation of employees. It is also important for organizational growth. Additionally, a good leader should recognize and reward success since they motivate staff and enhance innovation (Kelly, 2011). Finally, a good leader must create and develop leaders. This step requires adequate investment in others to train them for leadership after you.
To sum up, I will apply the five principles of successful leadership in nursing on all the leadership positions that I will hold. In particular, I will consider passion, purpose, communication, motivation, job satisfaction, and leaders’ development as the principles guiding my style of leadership. These principles will be combined with my personal characters to make me a great leader in the nursing field. As a result, I would be able to have positive results in any institution that I would lead.
Grohar-Murray, M. E., DiCroce, H. R., & Langan, J. C. (2016). Leadership and management in nursing. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Kelly, P. (2011). Nursing leadership & management. New York, NY: Cengage learning.