What personality traits do you have that aid in your leadership abilities?Using the South University Online Library or the Internet research about power sources for a nurse leader.

 

Discussion Questions 1
Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research about power sources for a nurse leader. Based on your understanding, answer the following questions:
1.In your opinion, what are the three most important power sources for a nurse leader? Why?
2.How are they best used in a leadership role? Describe.
3.What sources of power do you see most often displayed in your work environment? Why?
Discussion Questions 2
People are different and exhibit different personalities. Determining the traits of leaders is an important skill in the study of leadership theories.
Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research about personality traits, and answer the following questions:
What personality traits do you have that aid in your leadership abilities?
Which traits do you have that hinder your leadership abilities?
What can you do to lessen the detrimental affects of the traits that hinder your leadership abilities?

References for Discussion Questions 1
Patient safety: a literative review on the impact of nursing empowerment, leadership and collaboration
by Richardson, A; Storr, J
International Nursing Review, 03/2010, Volume 57, Issue 1

Power and empowerment in nursing: a fourth theoretical approach
by Bradbury-Jones, Caroline; Sambrook, Sally; Irvine, Fiona
Journal of advanced nursing, 04/2008, Volume 62, Issue 2

References for Discussion Questions 2
Personality traits in leadership behavior
by Kornr, Hege; Nordvik, Hilmar
Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 02/2004, Volume 45, Issue 1

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