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ADV Leadership 2- resp 2

RUBRIC: 20 pts


One post written in response to fellow learners’ post and is between 100-150 words. Response is substantive insightful and contain at least one reference


Leadership is the ability to guide others to a standard desired goal by motivating them, inspiring them, having a vision, and making others see it, be it your peers or your clients (Marshall& Broome 2017). The discipline and art of guiding, motivating, inspiring, and moving a group or organization to achieve a common goal can be summed as leadership (Marshall, 2011, p. 2). To be a leader, you don’t need to have a designated position. Managers are more focused on staff members’ daily operations and supervision and usually are not involved in direct patient care.

Managers are appointed in their position and require to perform their designated jobs. Managers primarily focus on organizations and the formal process of the organization rather than the individual character (Marshall, 2011). A boss manages the employees and is more interested in getting the work completed. Bosses are task-oriented, focuses on profits and structure. Followers are an essential part of the organization as the success of an organization, project, or process depends on the followers. Successful followership requires active participation in achieving organizational goals.

According to Marshall (2011), leadership requires commitment, communication, creativity, credibility, and managing people, resources, and information. As the health care system is constantly changing and as change is the only constant in our complex health care system, it is only through tenacity and perseverance one can become an exceptional leader. Nurses must assume a transformational leadership role in increasing the healthcare system’s quality, safety, access, and value.

By embracing innovation, we ensure to prevent patient harm and promote safety for our patients. With innovation, we can ensure that healthcare providers and systems are up to date on new and emerging technologies that optimize patient care, minimize errors and prevent harm. The organization can successfully implement and sustain the change using innovative measures like electronic health records by transformational leadership.

Marshall, E. S. (2011). Transformational leadership in nursing: From expert clinician to influential leader (1st ed.). Springer publishing company.

Sensmeier, Joyce MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN Cultivating a culture of innovation, Nursing Management (Springhouse): November 2019 – Volume 50 – Issue 11 – p 6-12 DOI: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000602800.19443.68