Leadership Power Secular and Servant
Leadership is an achievement that most people strive for they take it as a way of achieving self-actualization. There are different theories regarding how people ascend to leadership such as the secular belief and servant leadership. Nursing needs excellent and efficient leadership that will achieve the goals of an organization at an affordable cost while utilizing the maximum potential of all employees (Grohar-Murray, DiCroce & Langan, 2016). I believe that my hard work, perseverance, and dedication was the pathway to achieving a leadership position in the hospital as a nursing manager. I started the journey back in the 1980s by doing a diploma in the nursing program and worked as a nurse assistant for many years. I was laid off and studied for a postal work where I was hired and got a double salary in comparison with the nursing aid job.
I quit the job and was hired again as a nurse assistant getting half the pay as still dreamt of becoming a nurse. I sacrificed myself and went for a degree in nursing as I was so passionate about the profession. I had a strong leadership base, and despite the course taking longer than expected I persevered, and it became a stepping stone to my job. A nursing position came at work for the position of a nurse manager, and I did several interviews before I could finally secure the place. I did thorough research on the job that I applied for as a nurse manager and has since then become a transformational leader who loves coaching and mentoring others.
I believe that my rise to leadership was mainly through the servant leadership approach and not the secular approach. I was perseverant and dedicated to achieving what I want and kept focussed with a vision to get such position. I have always communicated my views about leadership and the style that I employed. I believe in being transformation through coaching and mentoring others as per the servant approach to leadership (DelHousaye & Brewer, 2004). I did not embrace the idea of using the secular strategy to get to leadership which depends on who you know, stepping on others and being unethical (Bolman & Deal, 2017).
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DelHousaye, D., & Brewer, B. (2004). Servant Leadership— Seven Distinctive Characteristics. Scottsdale, AZ: Sheridan Books
Grohar-Murray, M. E., DiCroce, H. R., & Langan, J. C. (2016). Leadership and management in nursing. Pearson.