Throughout your career, you will work with many people who display differing leadership styles. As a nurse leader, it is
imperative that you communicate well and get along with those whose leadership style does not align with your
preferences. It is also important to understand your own leadership style, as this can prompt insight into how others
relate to you and what skills you may need to develop as your leadership responsibilities grow.
• Review the leadership styles identified in Chapter 2 (p. 38) of the course text.
• Bring to mind a leader in your organization or one with which you are familiar. Would you describe his or her
style as authoritative, democratic, or laissez-faire? Why?
• Which characteristics or approaches demonstrated by this person would you integrate into your own leadership
style? Which ones would you prefer not to integrate?
• Think about how this leader’s style and resulting interactions may impact health care quality and patient
Post on or before Day 3 a description of a leader, distinguishing his or her style as authoritative, democratic, or
laissez-faire. Describe the characteristics that inform your perception, and explain which ones you would integrate into
your own leadership style, as well as which ones you would prefer not to integrate. Explain at least one potential effect
of this leadership style on health care quality and patient outcomes.
Marquis, B. L., & Huston, C. J. (2012). Leadership roles and management functions in nursing: Theory and application
(Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
o Review Chapters 2
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