detailed description of your experience of working with a nurse leader. Include the following aspects in your description.
- Of the leadership theories discussed this week, which one did this nurse leader subscribe to? Why?
- How has your experience been with the nurse leader? Provide a description of your interactions with him or her?
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The leadership theories discussed this week,
Autocratic (Authoritarian): The autocratic leader dictates to the group the task to be accomplished, and the method to be followed. This style is used when time is short and the leader is the most knowledgeable person on the team with regards to the task at hand.
- Participative (Democratic): Participative leaders include the group in the decision−making process. This style is most appropriate when everyone in the group has knowledge about the subject, like when working with a group of experts. The leader, however, retains the ability to make the final decision.
- Delegative (Free Reign): Also known as laissez faire, meaning—to not get involved in the affairs of others, a delegative leader allows the individuals in the group to make independent decisions, although the leader will be held responsible for the decisions made. It is best to not supervise educated people, but instead delegate their responsibilities and allow them to carry out their tasks individually.