RESPOND TO THE DISCUSSION QUESTION
Insights from Scholarly Resources
A thorough search of various resources led to various scholarly resources capturing insights into leadership behaviors that I have witnessed in an organization. One article shows emotional intelligence behavior, and the other focuses on transformational leadership. The article â€œIt’s the Relationship You Develop with Them.’ Emotional Intelligence in Nurse Leadershipâ€ is insightful as it shows how emotional intelligence enables nurse leaders to understand their feelings as well as the feelings of others (Mansel & Einion, 2019). Self and social awareness are usually significant aspects of leadership. Hence, leaders should have emotional intelligence for effective service delivery. The other article from the Journal of Nursing Management shows how transformational leadership contributes to job satisfaction and reduces job-related issues such as absenteeism and stress (Labrague et al., 2020). Based on that, transformational leaders tend to eliminate workplace incivility and motivate staff.
A Leader with These Skills
The world is full of leaders with various leadership behaviors they employ to guide others and realize the organizational vision. Fortunately, I have witnessed a nurse manager with emotional intelligence and transformational leadership behaviors. For instance, this nurse leader is usually committed to work and motivates other nurses to pursue individual goals such as higher learning and other personal development projects. Broome and Marshall (2021) coincide with these sentiments since transformational leaders believe in others, inspire them, and are usually committed to the cause. Besides that, this nurse leader tends to be calm during crises and responds to conflict situations rather than reacting. In most instances, emotional intelligence behavior promotes staff, empathy, and humanistic care (Mansel & Einion, 2019). Based on that, this nurse manager is committed to solving issues within the workforce by understanding their individual or group challenges.
The Extent to Which These Skills Were Effectual and How Their Practice Impacted the Workplace
Emotional intelligence and transformational leadership skill play a vital role in leadership as they positively impact employees and the entire organization. This leader has shaped the nursing department and other departments through these leadership behaviors. For instance, this nurse manager encourages nurses to transform the organization by embracing the evidence-based practice. Duggan et al. (2015) confirm that leadership is key to using evidence-based interventions in a healthcare organization. As a result, workplace morale has improved due to increased positive healthcare outcomes. Besides that, workplace civility and productivity have increased since the manager solves work-related issues and motivates nurses to achieve organizational goals.
Broome, M., & Marshall, E. S. (2021). Transformational leadership in nursing: From expert clinician to influential leader. Springer.
Duggan, K., Aisaka, K., Tabak, R. G., Smith, C., Erwin, P., & Brownson, R. C. (2015). Implementing administrative evidence-based practices: Lessons from the field in six local health departments across the United States. BMC Health Services Research, 15(1), 1-9.
Labrague, L. J., Nwafor, C. E., & Tsaras, K. (2020). Influence of toxic and transformational leadership practices on nurses’ job satisfaction, job stress, absenteeism, and turnover intention: A crossâ€sectional study. Journal of Nursing Management, 28(5), 1104-1113.
Mansel, B., & Einion, A. (2019). â€˜It’s the relationship you develop with them.’ Emotional intelligence in nurse leadership. A qualitative study. British Journal of Nursing, 28(21), 1400-1408.