Nursing Case Study Of Transformational Leadership In The Charge Nurse

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Defining what leadership is, who leaders are, and what leaders do is not easy (Grossman & Valiga, 2017). Some of the classic theories include Great Man Theory, Trait Theories, Situational Theories, Contemporary Leadership Theories, Transformational Leadership, Authentic Leadership, and Adaptive Leadership. Applicable to this case study is the transformational leadership. This theory was first introduced by Burns (1978), and he described it as being context based, a process for motivating followers believing in similar internal values directed toward the “greater good”, and having an emphasis for leaders and followers to enjoy a close bond (Grossman & Valiga, 2017). In this case study, this type of leadership fits the charge nurse because it emphasizes how nurses need to lead in order to be able to make a difference and consistently provide a high quality of care (Grossman & Valiga, 2017). The nurse who possesses leadership skills, more specifically transformational leadership skills, will have a vision of what and how the unit should …show more content…
They will accomplish that by mindfulness, hope, and compassion. Resonant leaders manage negative emotions and they are able to remain calm and focused in order to manage themselves and others under stress. This leader will facilitate empowerment by making people around them feel stronger and more capable. This type of leadership has the components that would be applicable to this study but it focuses more on emotional needs of nurses and managing emotions in the

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