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1. What are the differences between leadership and followership? 2. Explain the necessity for developing self as an effective follower. 3. Describe a situation in which a person acted as a leader. Explain how you concluded that the person was a leader. 4. Review the different leadership theories discussed in this chapter. Which ones appeal to you as a guide for your future leadership development, and why? Which ones might be more difficult to apply in your life, and why? 5. Have the students identify three goals for the next year that will assist you in becoming a more effective follower. 6. Review with the class the qualities of effective leaders discussed in this chapter. 7. Develop a 1- to 2-year leadership plan applying the qualities of effective leaders. 8. Identify these qualities in leaders that you known. What specific situations have you observed where these leaders have been effective and why? a) -Identify specific situations.9. You have been working on a busy orthopedic unit for 6 months. The average patient length of stay in the unit is 4 to 7 days. The program from which you have graduated has subsequently graduated a new class, and three of the new graduates are coming to work on your unit. The nurse manager has told you that she is counting on you to “demonstrate leadership and assist these new nurses to adapt to the work environment.”Based on the behaviors of an effective leader found in this chapter, how will you assist your new colleagues?-Write in APA Style 6th edition. 2 references.
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Chapter 1
Leadership and Followership
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Leadership
Leadership is the ability to influence the behavior
of others.
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Leadership Theories
• Trait theories
– Intelligence
– Initiative
– Creativity
– Risk taking
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Behavioral Theories
• Concerned with what the leader does
– Autocratic
– Democratic
– Laissez-faire
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Comparison of Leadership Styles
Authoritarian
Democratic
Laissez-Faire
Degree of
Control
High Control
Moderate
Control
Little Control
Assumption of
Responsibility
Leader
Shared
Abdicate
Efficiency
Very Efficient
Less Efficient
than
Authoritarian
Inefficient
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Additional Styles




Task vs. relationship
Situational
Transformational
Moral
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Qualities of a Leader





Integrity
Courage
Initiative
Energy
Optimism
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Perseverance
Balance
Ability to handle stress
Self-awareness
Behaviors of a Leader
• Thinks critically
• Solves problems
• Respects people
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Communicates skillfully
Sets goals
Shares a vision
Develops self and others
Are You a Winner or a Whiner?
• A winner says
– We have a real
challenge here.
– I’ll give it my best.
– That’s great!
– We can do it.
– Yes!
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• A whiner says
– This is really a
problem.
– Do I have to?
– That’s nice, I guess…
– Impossible. It can’t
be done.
– Maybe…
Caring Leaders…
• Respect others
• Listen to others
• Maintain selfawareness
• Empathize
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• Develop their
capacities
• Maintain both clinical
and leadership
competencies
Followership
• Effective followers participate actively in
determining the group’s direction, invest time
and energy in the group, think critically, and
advocate for new ideas.
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Followership (cont’d)
• Separate from leadership
• Reciprocal roles
• Active roles
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Becoming a Follower




Make suggestions
Be supportive of others
Listen carefully
Continue to learn
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Managing Up
• The process of consciously working with your
manager to obtain the best results for
everyone involved.
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Ways to Manage Up
• Help your manager compensate for weak areas.
• Keep your manager informed.
• Show your appreciation whenever possible.
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Conclusion
Every professional nurse needs leadership and
followership skills to be effective.
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Conclusion
Different groups respond to different
management styles.
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