Discussion: Benchmark Leadership
Discussion: Benchmark Leadership
In this assignment, you will be writing a 1,000-1,250 word paper describing the differing approaches of nursing leaders and managers to issues in practice. To complete this assignment, do the following:
- Select an issue from the following list: bullying, unit closers and restructuring, floating, nurse turnover, nurse staffing ratios, use of contract employees (i.e., registry and travel nurses), or magnet designation.
- Describe the selected issue. Discuss how it impacts quality of care and patient safety in the setting in which it occurs.
- Discuss how professional standards of practice should be demonstrated in this situation to help rectify the issue or maintain professional conduct.
- Explain the differing roles of nursing leaders and nursing managers in this instance and discuss the different approaches they take to address the selected issue and promote patient safety and quality care. Support your rationale by using the theories, principles, skills, and roles of the leader versus manager described in your readings.
- Discuss what additional aspects mangers and leaders would need to initiate in order to ensure professionalism throughout diverse health care settings while addressing the selected issue.
- Describe a leadership style that would best address the chosen issue. Explain why this style could be successful in this setting.
Use at least three peer-reviewed journal articles other than those presented in your text or provided in the course.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Lopes Write
How do you rate when it comes to leadership?
Day in and day out, you are being evaluated as a leader. What results do you get? How do you handle tough challenges? Do you have the right people skills?
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a clear picture of your strengths, weaknesses and areas to improve? Wouldn’t it help to know what skills matter most in your organization now — and what you could learn to improve your future prospects?
“Leaders need in-depth feedback from a range of people who know their work — superiors, peers, direct reports, clients, suppliers,” says CCL’s Jean Leslie. “By identifying and measuring important skills, leaders have a benchmark for where they are now and a starting point for improving leadership effectiveness.”
Leslie is the research manager for CCL’s ® assessment, a newly updated, 360-degree feedback tool that measures the most critical skills for leadership success. If your HR or training department is using Benchmarks in coaching sessions, workshops or leadership development programs, find out how you might take part. Meanwhile, Leslie offers a look at the critical skills needed for leadership success — and tips on how to take charge of your development.
“For more than 30 years, CCL has studied the on-the-job experiences that teach critical lessons of leadership,” says Leslie. “From this research, CCL has identified 16 competencies that are critical to successful management as well as five potential flaws that may stall or derail a promising career.”
The leadership competencies are:
- Strategic Perspective
- Being a Quick Study
- Change Management
- Leading Employees
- Confronting Problem Employees
- Participative Management
- Building Collaborative Relationships
- Compassion and Sensitivity
- Putting People at Ease
- Respect for Differences
- Taking Initiative
- Balance Between Personal and Work Life
- Career Management
The five derailment factors are:
- Problems with Interpersonal Relationships
- Difficulty Building and Leading a Team
- Difficulty Changing or Adapting