Reflection Paper On Leadership Styles

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This paper explores different types of leadership styles through the use of an online self-assessment tool and our course manual. The articles vary in explaining different types of leaders and their style. There isn’t one article that can pin point the best leadership style a person should possess in order to be a great leader. According to Cherry and Jacob (2011) “Leadership is a combination of intrinsic personality traits, learned leadership skills, and characteristics of the situation” (p. 287). I interpret a leader as one who oversees the work of others while working along-side their employees having good communication skills, excellent listening skills, and providing motivation in order to make their group function more efficiently. They …show more content…
This suggest that I have the ability to handle a variety of situations with grace, act as a spokesperson for my team, motivate, level the playing field by finding the truth, very driven and an ability to listen and look at a situation from all points of view. I do agree with most of it as I have been in a leadership position before. I was a Senior Phlebotomist at a plasma center where I was in charge of six to eight employees during a shift. I had to motivate my employees in order to create a harmonious environment in order to complete the task that was delegated to us. There were times where I had to diffuse situations while remaining unbiased between employees and each other or between employees and …show more content…
Rosemary Kennedy, a former chief nursing officer, stated that “leadership is about getting the best from others – not ‘simply telling staff you are their leader” (Manley, M., & McKenzie, C. 2011). No one wants to work for someone who flexes their authority and delegates tasks that they would not want to do themselves. It creates a troubled environment where there may be a high turnover rate from employees feeling like they are not being heard; they are over worked with little to no help and support from leadership, and eventually end up seeking employment elsewhere. A person can demonstrate leadership by being person-centered and working with their employees as individuals. In addition to being person-centered, a leader should always listen, interpret and confirm understanding of their employees’ feelings and reflect on the effectiveness of the interaction between the employee and

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