Case Study, Chapter 3, Developing Effective Leaders to Meet 21st-Century Health Care Challenges
An experienced registered professional nurse has just been promoted as the nurse manager of a nursing unit. The nurse had been a very effective leader on the unit prior to the promotion of becoming the nurse manager. The new nurse manager is making a list of essential characteristic of effective leaders.
1. What are factors that are driving the need for innovative and transformational leaders in health care for the 21st century?
2. What are essential characteristics of an effective leader that the new nurse manager needs to incorporate into the nursing unit culture?
3. The nurse manager is reviewing the strengths and weaknesses of three leadership models: transactional, transformational, and complexity. What are the essential characteristics of the three leadership models? Which model do you think is most effective to use in leading a nursing unit? Why?