Good leadership qualities

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    What are the qualities that a good leader on a nursing unit should have?
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    Expertise. I prefer someone who has really great clinical skills and experience.
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    Fairness and consistency.
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    Forget about just clinical experiences, it just don't cut it.

    Good leadership is about being recognized as a good leader.

    1. Respect: exceptionally good at getting things done.

    2. Genuine Interest: People know they count.

    3. Understanding: ohhhhhhhhhh! hell yeah!

    4. Helpfulness: Leaders offer assistance with no strings attached.

    if you don't fit into the four categories mentioned above, your definitely a crappy leader or just some power hungry beast.

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    The ability to recognize the uniqueness of individuals.

    The ability to communicate effectively.

    Someone who's do as I do, not do as I say.
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    Someone who understands the difference between being liked and being respected, and can live with the latter at the expense of the former.
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    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    What are the qualities that a good leader on a nursing unit should have?
    Ability to listen, and, as Suzette Haden Elgin quotes psychologist George A Miller:

    "In order to understand what another person is saying, you must assume that it is true, and try to imagine what it could be true of."

    This comes from

    and is part of an excerpt of her "Language in Emergency Medicine: A Verbal Self-Defense Handbook". Elgin is a Ph.D. Ozark linguist who has written a series of books on "The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense". Highly recommended.
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    someone who leads by example
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    Staff working in the NHS can attend a course aimed at developing leadership qualities. The framework includes the following themes:

    Setting direction
    Political astuteness

    Drive for results

    Collaborative working

    Effective and strategic influencing

    Delivering the service

    Empowering others

    Holding to account

    Leading change

    Seizing the future

    Intellectual ability

    Broad scanning

    You can find the website at if you want more info about leadership
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    Quote from PamUK

    Collaborative working

    Empowering others
    Muy importante!!

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