leadership and management discussion response

Read the pears discussions and respond to them with a reference. APA format

Discussion 1

According to paramount scholars such as Fitzpatrick, Shete, and Richards (n.p), emotional intelligence is the ability of individuals to recognize and manage their emotions as well as those of others. Notably, the components of emotional intelligence include social skills, self-regulation, motivation, and self-awareness. This paper seeks to expound on the behaviors a person with self-awareness would illustrate when managing groups and provide an example of the same.

Notably, self-awareness is the capacity of an individual to know his or her emotions, feelings, character, strengths, and weaknesses. One behavior that a person with strong self-realization would demonstrate is confidence (Tyczkowski et al. 175). An individual with strong self-awareness can demonstrate confidence by being assertive and taking courageous steps to make critical decisions within the group they lead. Moreover, a confident manager is open to ideas. Such a leader considers the diverse opinions of other people that will lead to a better decision. By so doing, the subordinates are motivated to cooperate with the leader towards achieving success. For example, when a nurse manager wants to make changes in a particular nursing unit he or she should consider the opinions of other nurses in the department.

Concurrently, persons who possess self-awareness exhibit empathy. Such individuals can understand and relate to the emotions and feelings of the members of the group they are managing. A leader who is empathetic listens to the subordinates and eventually creates a good rapport with them. The relationship builds trust within the group thus, enhancing collaboration and increasing efficiency at work. A person with strong self-awareness comprehends that the decision he or she makes also affects the group he or she is leading (Tyczkowski et al. 175). Sometimes people may be undermined by the decisions of a manager. Thus, the individual should make sure that his/her conclusions do not harm people. For example, a nurse leader with strong self-awareness involves nurses in the decision-making process before making the ultimate decisions to avoid making choices that can affect them.

Remarkably, self-control is another behavior that a person with self- awareness should illustrate when leading and managing a group. The individual should control his or her emotions and moods. Such a leader does not act out of anger, disappointments, and frustration. Instead, if in such situations they wait until they are in control so that they can respond to the case (Fitzpatrick, Shete and Richards n.p). For example, if a nurse makes a mistake, a nurse leader should not shout at the nurse, but should talk to him/her calmly so that he or she can correct the error. As a result, such a leader is more effective and can inspire the group he or she is managing thus, increasing work efficiency.

Additionally, a person with self-awareness is motivated, focused, and ambitious when managing a group. Self-actualized leaders are intrinsically motivated to accomplish their goals (Spano-Szekely et al. 104). For example, a leader who has an ambition of changing the organization, he or she will be motivated to execute jobs within their ability to reach there. Additionally, they utilize their strengths to accomplish their goals. As a result, the person acts as a role model of the group he is leading. To sum up, self-awareness is the cornerstone of leadership because the aspect begins within an individual. In the rear, self-awareness distinguishes ordinary leaders from great leaders. 

Works Cited

Fitzpatrick, Lily, Rasika Shete, and Roland Richards. “Emotional Intelligence and Leadership.” (2018).

Spano-Szekely, Lauraine, et al. “Emotional intelligence and transformational leadership in nurse managers.” Journal of Nursing Administration 46.2 (2016): 101-108.

Tyczkowski, Brenda, et al. “Emotional intelligence (EI) and nursing leadership styles among nurse managers.’ Nursing administration quarterly 39.2 (2015): 172-180.

Discussion 2

An effective leader is flexible, empathetic, and has an understanding of multiple leadership skills. This leaderships skills also includes having the ability to understand emotional intelligence, emotional intelligence and the skills it requires are important concepts to understand and master in order to become not only a leader but also a nursing leader (Huber, 2014). Self-awareness, an element of emotional intelligence it is the ability of a person to undertones their feelings and emotions, and how these emotions can influence and affect those around them (Huber, 2014). Working as a nurse leader self-awareness means to be aware and understand how your attitude and emotions can influence and affect the employees that you are leading (Huber, 2014)

Someone who encompasses self0awareness would display behaviors such as honesty, fairness, and empathy toward their employees. They would consider input from other before making changes or major decisions and be open to feedback and constructive criticism as well as display a flexible attitude.

An example of a leader-demonstrating these behaviors of self-awareness would be providing in service of their employees that allows the employees to utilize self-assessment tools in order to understand emotional intelligence and self-awareness. The information learned during these in-services would help the employee’s emotional development, followers also need self-awareness so that they can know themselves and their exceptions (Huber, 2014)

Reference

Huber, D., (2010). Leadership and Nursing Care Management, 5 th Edition. Saunders: Elsevier

Discussion 3

The definition of self-awareness, as stated in our book by Huber is the “ability to read one’s own emotional state and be aware of one’s own mood and how this affects staff relationships” (Huber, 2014, p. 6). The behaviors of someone with strong self-awareness who is leading and managing groups, would be exhibited in various ways, such as:

Knowing which emotions they are feeling and why; understand the links between their feelings and what they do and say; recognize which feelings affect their performance; by having an awareness of one’s own values and goals; and by drawing appropriate boundaries with others (Gessler & Ferron, 2017). Good leaders should also have strong emotional, interpersonal, and social intelligence skills that will contribute to the effectiveness of their leadership role (Huber, 2014).

For example, a good leader would have employee meetings where discussions and input from the employees is valued. A leader would listen and provide answers that are not lead by emotion, but thought out rational discussions. Consideration involving the input from others before implementing changes would demonstrate good leadership qualities.

Gessler, R., & Ferron, L. (2017, November 27). Making the workplace healthier, one self-aware nurse at a time. Retrieved from https://www.americannursetoday.com/making-the-work…

Huber, Diane. Leadership and Nursing Care Management, 5th Edition. Saunders, 2014. [Pageburstl].

Discussion 4

Self-awareness is described by Huber as the “ability to read one’s own emotional state and be aware of one’s own mood and how this affects staff relationships” (2014). Behaviors that someone with strong self-awareness may demonstrate within the context of leading and managing groups would include active listening, self-control, honesty, and empathy. Active listening and empathy are crucial aspects of having emotional intelligence and practicing self-awareness when leading and managing groups. Leader’s need followers and followers will only follow direction if they feel they are valued and being listened to. Self-awareness includes the ability to control one’s own emotions to make rational decisions which benefit everyone.

An example of active listening, empathy, self-control, and honesty in action when leading and managing a group may happen during a staff meeting. Having an environment in which staff can be honest with each other while exhibiting active-listening and empathy is important to maintain a positive working environment. Someone with a strong sense of self-awareness would simultaneously be listening, showing empathy, being honest, and controlling their emotions in regard to the subjects being discussed.

Huber, D. (2014). Leadership and nursing care management. Retrieved from https://pageburstls.elsevier.com/

Discussion 5

Self-awareness is the ability to read one’s own emotional state and be aware of one’s own mood and how this affects staff relationships (Huber; 2014).

Self-awareness includes understanding personal limitations and acknowledging what still needs to be learned. Self-awareness also involves recognizing the strengths and fatal flaws in others to build a high performing team where all members complement each other and maximize the whole. (Shirey; 2015)

A person with self-awareness empathetic and area able to understand that the way they react to stress also affects the way their team will react. A leader with self-awareness is able to identify their strengths and weaknesses and how they impact others. They will ask for input on what they could have done better, plan their day to help prevent being stressed, and are devoted to their practice (Shirey; 2015)

Huber, D. (2014). Leadership and Nursing Care Management, 5th Edition. [Pageburstl]. Retrieved from https://pageburstls.elsevier.com/#/books/978145574…

Shirey, M. (2015). Enhance your self-awareness to be an authentic leader. Retrieved from https://www.americannursetoday.com/enhance-self-aw…

Discussion 6

Self-awareness is the ability to read “one’s emotional state and be aware of one’s mood and how this affects staff relationships” (Huber, 2014, p. 3). Someone with strong self-awareness behaviors would display an understanding of their feelings. By knowing this, they can understand what triggers them to upset or angry. This is important for those in management and leadership positions as they deal with individuals from different perspectives and ideas.

A manager and leader have to be able and willing to listen to the other person’s concerns or ideas so that they can apply them to their work environment. Another characteristic is knowing their limit. If the manager or leader is feeling tired or overwhelmed, it is essential for them to take a break. Because if they don’t, they are putting themselves at risk for being short tempered, and projecting their emotions, onto someone else. Other characteristics include values, confidence in their employees, and a sense of security (Huber, 2014).

For example, a good leader will display confidence in who they are as a leader. They will be aware of one’s mood and know when to take a break or “fix” their attitude before they cause conflict with one of their employee’s. A good leader will also display a sense of security. Also, a good leader will listen to what their employee’s input and consider their request, as well as consider their own beliefs and make a final decision based on what will benefit their work environment and coworkers. A leader and manager should be the ones to promote a comfortable and safe environment, where they can share their concerns, ideas, and ultimately, just be themselves.

Reference

Huber, D. (2014). Leadership and Management Principles. Leadership and Nursing Care Management, 5th Edition. [Pageburstl]. Retrieved from https://pageburstls.elsevier.com/#/books/978145574…