Transformational leaders influence those around them and therefore have the potential to alter the culture of a unit or organization. Please address the following topics:
Summarize your general beliefs of what makes a good leader.
Regarding the transformational leadership skills discussed in our required article reading, how do you think your leadership style is perceived by others?
What aspect of the TEACH values discussed in the lesson do you think would most benefit your work environment if adopted?
Effective leadership is the foundation of social, professional, and governmental efficacy. Good leaders should demonstrate effective communication skills. Hence, they must ensure that their subordinates receive sufficient information on their expected work output. Conversely, they must provide their organizations with a system where employees can present issues to their supervisors, prompting policy improvements. Good leadership also entails stewardship. Leaders should realize that their position or interests are comparatively less important than the organization’s goals (Peshawaria, 2020). Therefore, they should always make decisions that prioritize the institution’s survival and growth.
As a transformational leader, I have adopted the coaching leadership style. This approach allows me to engage with employees in developing their skills and knowledge. Hence, most of them find my style to be motivational and supportive. My coaching style is beneficial to new entry-level employees. Most of them lack industry-based knowledge, rendering my support invaluable. Furthermore, I help them assimilate to the organization’s culture, enabling them to feel comfortable in the workplace. Thus, by enhancing the staff’s collective competency, I can lead them in implementing wholesale improvements to eradicate workplace inefficiencies, improve morale, and enhance client satisfaction.
Accountability is the most beneficial to the healthcare environment among the TEACH values. Individual caregivers must be accountable for their decisions and actions as they affect patient outcomes, such as the extent of recovery and patient safety. Additionally, healthcare organizations and systems leaders must acknowledge the inherent shortcomings that impede optimal performance (Tigard, 2019). This mentality allows them to focus on ways to empower employees so that their output is effective and safe instead of punishing individual workers when the results are subpar.
Peshawaria, R. (2020, Sep. 22). Stewardship: The Core Compass Of Real Leaders. https://www.forbes.com/sites/rajeevpeshawaria/2020/09/22/stewardship-the-core-compass-of-real-leaders
Tigard, D. W. (2019). Taking the Blame: Appropriate Responses to Medical Errors. Journal of Medical Ethics, 45(2), 101-105. https://jme.bmj.com/content/45/2/101