Today’s complex organizations often require the smooth, integrated functioning of teams across several functional areas. Leading of a team of diverse individuals is quite a challenge. Encouraging the effective collaboration of multiple teams of diverse individuals is even more challenging and requires skilled leaders who can understand and impart organizational vision to team members. Skilled leaders must also foster leadership skills in others to achieve collaboration and organizational success.
Imagine yourself in the complex situation of ensuring the integrated functioning of multiple teams. How prepared are you for such a challenge? What knowledge and skills will you need to acquire on your own leadership development journey to successfully prepare for such a challenge?
Leadership positions within teams can often be fluid and dynamic. Circumstances may require an individual to step forward and lead in some situations and then adopt the role of follower in others. As a leader, how do you know when it is appropriate to lead and when it is appropriate to follow? How can you foster leadership skills in your team members so they too feel confident enough to lead when the situation calls for it?
1. Constructing a Coaching Model to Promote Well-Being Based on Attributes of Spiritual Leadership: Keeping Leaders Healthy
Read “Constructing a Coaching Model to Promote Well-Being Based on Attributes of Spiritual Leadership: Keeping Leaders Healthy,” by Nobles, from Journal of Practical Consulting (2012).
2. Leadership Styles of Effective Project Managers: Techniques and Traits to Lead High Performance Teams
Read “Leadership Styles of Effective Project Managers: Techniques and Traits to Lead High Performance Teams,” by DuBois, Koch, Hanion, Nyatuga, and Kerr, from Journal of Economic Department Management, IT, Finance and Marketing (2015).
3. Shared Leadership and Innovation: The Role of Vertical Leadership and Employee Integrity
Read “Shared Leadership and Innovation: The Role of Vertical Leadership and Employee Integrity,” by Hoch, from Journal of Business and Psychology (2013).
4. Team Member Change, Flux in Coordination, and Performance: Effects of Strategic Core Roles, Information Transfer, and Cognitive Ability
Read “Team Member Change, Flux in Coordination, and Performance: Effects of Strategic Core Roles, Information Transfer, and Cognitive Ability,” by Summers, Humphrey, and Ferris, from Academy of Management Journal (2012).
1. Build a Tower, Build a Team
Watch “Build a Tower, Build a Team. from Ted Talks.
Select a female leader that faced challenges based on gender and whose circumstances would be different if the leader had been male. What challenges did this female leader face in the business world? How did the female leader you selected overcome those challenges?
What characteristics result in toxic leadership? What are possible repercussions of toxic leadership? Provide a personal experience (do not disclose specific names) or public example of toxic leadership.
1. Advanced practice nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession
Read Chapters 28 and 29.
2. Theoretical Basis for Nursing
Read Chapters 21 and 22.
1. Economism, Efficiency, and the Moral Ecology of Good Nursing Practice
Read “Economism, Efficiency, and the Moral Ecology of Good Nursing Practice,” by Weiss, Malone, Merighi, and Benner, from the Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (2002), located on the McGill website.
1. Individual, Practice, and System Causes of Errors in Nursing: A Taxonomy
Read “Individual, Practice, and System Causes of Errors in Nursing: A Taxonomy,” by Benner, Sheets, Uris, Malloch, Schwed, and Jamison, from JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration (2002).
1. Apply Middle-Range Nursing Theory Grading Criteria.
Review “Apply Middle-Range Nursing Theory Grading Criteria.”
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