Thoughts on Effective Leadership

Thoughts on Effective Leadership
Virtual Preceptorship
Application Exercise 1
(Part 1 of Assignment 5 – 5% of final grade)
Nursing 432 is a 4 credit course and thus there is an expectation that the curriculum will include the application of theory to practice. To assist you in accomplishing this you will find four Application Exercises (worth a total of 20% of your final grade) embedded in this course. Please spend some time working through each of these exercises.

The goal is that through these activities you will have a chance to utilize the theory in a practical way that you will take with you into your practice as a leader/manager.
Thoughts on Effective Leadership

NOTE: To complete this portion of Assignment 5 (worth 5% of your final grade) you will first complete the exercise that follows and then proceed to the Unit 2 Conference and make your posting. Please review the Assessment Overview document in the Study Guide before you make your posting so that you are aware of how your posting will be evaluated. Your tutor will be reviewing your posting to see if you have summarized the key findings you discovered in doing this application exercise. Your posting will achieve the maximum value if it is succinct and insightful showing clearly how you have applied theory learned in the course to the practical situation.

Directions:
1. Make a list of the people that you know (or know of) who you consider to be effective leaders. Choose two of these people and determine which leadership style to they ascribed to. Did they have specific leadership traits, did they use a contingency approach to leadership, were they charismatic leaders?

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2. Refer to some of the leaders depicted in the websites that follow – what leadership style did or does each one follow? What were the consequences of their approach to leadership?

Oprah Winfrey – http://www.oprah.com/index.html
Adolph Hitler – http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,760539,00.html

Wayne Gretzky – https://www.gretzky.com/bio.php

Florence Nightingale – http://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/nitegale.htm
Karima A. Velji – 2016 Canadian Nurses Association President – http://www.cna-aiic.ca/en/about-cna/our-leadership/president/

3. After reviewing the above websites, did you see any consistency in these individuals\’ leadership styles? Do you consider them leaders?
4. Make a posting in the Unit 2 conference using the subject line \”Application Exercise � Thoughts on Effective Leadership.\” In your posting discuss what you discovered about effective leaders from doing these activities.

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