Foundation of Nursing Leadership self-assessment

Reflection Question

Based on the results you obtained from the Foundation of Nursing Leadership self-assessment in Week 1 Lesson, reflect on the questions below and share in a post.

· What is your current leadership style?

· How does your leadership style impact your decision making in nursing care?

· How will you further develop your leadership skills?




The result of the test is as follows: your main preference is using transformational leadership styles

About Leadership Styles


Your Tranformational leadership score is 69 out of a possible 80.

Transformational leadership style is made up of 4 elements:

· Idealized influence (II) describes leaders who are exemplary role models for team members. Leaders with idealized influence can be trusted and respected by others to make good decisions for the organization.

· Inspirational motivation (IM) describes leaders who motivate others to commit to the vision of the organization. Leaders with inspirational motivation encourage the team to reach new heights in service delivery.

· Intellectual Stimulation (IS) describes leaders who encourage innovation and creativity through challenging the normal beliefs or views of a group. Leaders with intellectual stimulation promote critical thinking and problem solving to make the organization better.

· Individual consideration (IC) describes leaders who act as coaches and advisors to their team. Leaders with individual consideration encourage others to reach goals that help both them and the organization.

Your II score is 16 Your IM score is 19 Your IS score is 18 Your IC score is 16

Like the other styles, transformational leadership styles is not always appropriate. It is most successful when used with highly skilled or experienced team members, when implementing large-scale changes or resolving individual or group problems.

The transformational leadership style is most effective when:

· you want others to share in decision-making and problem-solving duties

· you want to provide opportunities for team members to develop a high sense of personal growth and job satisfaction.

· there is a large or complex problem that requires lots of different inputs to solve.

· changes must be made or problems solved that affect large numbers of people

· you want to encourage team building and participation.

Transformational leadership may not be appropriate when:

· there is not enough time to get everyone’s input

· it’s easier and more cost-effective for the manager to make the decision.

· there is a short-term crisis