experiences. Those who think alike often
come to the same conclusion. Thus,
injecting a different or diverse view point changes the conversation and
potentially the outcome.
must model the behaviors and they wish their employees will follow. To do this they must lead by example. Leaders need to be seen working hard,
collaborating, and modeling the values they require of the staff. The best way for employees to see this
behavior is to be present on the units, have staff present in leadership
meetings, or both. Leaders seen working
in the trenches with the frontline are excellent role models and mentors (Anonson et al., 2014).
ensure the leadership style and values of the facility continue to other
generations, a facility must have strong succession planning. Developing leaders will allow for internal
growth and hiring leaders from within the organization. This upward mobility will help with retention
of employees as well as reduce leadership gaps required during the hiring and
a leader fails to manage their emotions, they allow their vision and judgment
to become distorted or biased. Managing
emotions requires a leader to have emotional intelligence, adopted resiliency,
and possess leadership vulnerability.
intelligence is the recognition of a person’s own feelings, the feelings of
others, and how one is able to regulate both in response to situations (Phillips & Harris, 2017). When a
leader lacks the emotional intelligence required in their position they create
a climate of fear and social sickness (Akerjordet & Severinsson, 2010). This
leadership style is dangerous in an organization as it can lead to poor job
satisfaction and high staff turnover.
Leaders with high levels of EI have self-awareness, empathy, and the
social skills to motivate and guide others.