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Ways in which direct care providers implement leadership at the bedside:
Leadership defined as an overall framework
* A process of influencing the activities of either an individual or a group in an effort to achieve goals in a given situation (Hersey, Blanchard & Johnson, 1996)
Types of leadership to choose from:
Transactional Leadership - The transactional leader approaches followers in an exchange position, with the purpose of exchanging one thing for another. Occurs like a bargain or contract for mutual benefits.
Transformational Leadership -Transformational leadership is a preferred approach in settings requiring change, development, initiative and creativity in a turbulent, unstable and uncertain environment
Servant Leadership - The central definition of servant-leadership, as defined by Robert K. Greenleaf in The Servant as Leader, is, as follows:
It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. The difference manifests itself in the care taken by the servant--first to make sure that other people's highest priority needs are being served. The best test, and difficult to administer, is: do those served grow as persons; do they while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants? And, what is the effect on the least privileged in society; will they benefit, or at least, not be further deprived?
Leadership Values in Practice by YOU, the direct care provider
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