Nursing Leadership Styles (Part I): Authoritarian Leaders - page 2

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Dee Waverly, age 59, arrives at her workplace, a 35-bed freestanding specialty hospital, promptly at seven o'clock every weekday morning. She started working here as a unit manager nearly 18 years ago, and after four years of... Read More


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    I think having someone like Dee is effective....but it has its downsides. In order to know what is really going on and to keep employee moral up, one has to take in suggestions of her subordinates. Being able to voice our concerns makes us subordinates feel like we have a say. On the other side of things having an authoritative supervisor is often needed. There should be a balance.
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    Quote from krwrnbsn

    I have an asst. nurse manager who was "acting" nurse manager for about 4 years. He/she still runs the show and tells the new nurse manager what to do. Needless to say I'm one of his/her least favorite people! It's a horrible environment and do not wish it on anyone.
    I have tho same set up. My LPN assistant was a manager before the policy changes to RNs only. She runs the floor. It's a power struggle for sure. Thank goodness it's only for a few more days. I ended up resigning. Totally agree- horrible hostile set up.


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