Essay about Leadership As A Essential Aspect Of Any Industry

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Leadership In Nursing
Leadership is defined as “a process of influence in which the leader influences others toward goal achievement” (Kelly, 2012). Leadership is a vital aspect of any industry, but especially in nursing. It is also important to understand that along with influencing others toward goal achievement, leadership is based on relationships with others. Kelly explains that a minimum there are three qualities that leaders must have, guiding vision, passion and integrity. Guided vision is needed because “leaders must focus on a professional and purposeful vision that provides direction toward the future” (Kelly, 2012, p. 4). Passion is something true leaders cannot help but express. Passion must be expressed for the leader to “inspire and align people to toward the promises of achieving life goals… This passion is about assisting patients to recover and helps the patient and significant others live their life to the fullest extent as possible” (Kelly, 2012). The third quality is integrity, but integrity that is “based on knowledge of self, honesty and maturity that is developed through personal experiences and growth both physical and emotional” (Kelly, 2012, p. 4). Integrity is vital to a nurse leader, for without it the leader would not have the fundamentals to lead into the future. Leading involves providing people with empowerment and motivation to do what they thought they couldn’t. A leader is able to look at a situation and provide insight that pushes a…

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