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Effective Leadership in Nursing: An Interview Report

Updated on December 10, 2014

For this interview, I settled on the nurse supervisor since I think that he must be well versed with issues related to nursing career, owing to the experience garnered as a regular nurse. He is, therefore, the personnel who can give reliable information concerning this career, and the particular role. The nurse supervisor identified as Mr. Keynnan, is a transformational leader. This is because he puts emphasis on the nurses that he leads and motivates them to perform their duties well. In the processes, he also assists them in developing their own potentials, including in management. Since his appointment in this position, he has been able to transform individuals that he leads, groups and his contributions to this hospital setting are significant.

The qualities of a transformational leader according to Hellriegel et al (2008) include the ability to inspire. Hellriegel et al (2008) writes, ‘transformational leaders inspire others with their vision, often promoting the organization’s vision among them’ (p89). It is notable that the scope of the transformation in the hospital where Keynnan works is significant, meaning that he is a confident leader who also endeavors to instill such a trait among his followers. Keynnan motivates employees and obtain their commitment by being passionate about his vision on his career and this hospital.

Mr. Keynnan’s leadership style has evolved to include professional development of the nurses under him and has come to promote teamwork, instilling self-confidence and including other staff members in policymaking and procedures. The supervisor had to undergo an online communication course, which gave him skills on effectively communicating with the staff members. A strong communication skill has enabled him to communicate and related well with his followers.

Mr Keynnan’s leadership style and vision is arguably related to my goals since I a m focused at motivating workers to embrace their jobs. According to Cassidy, and Kreitner, (2009), ‘transformational leaders project optimism and self-confidence on followers. Followers have to see that a leader is passionate about a vision and confident that it can be achieved.


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