Leadersare referred to many as people who inspire others towards thefulfillment of a certain objective. However, there remains a questionwhether the leadership is innate or acquired. With such informationabout leadership, I have attempted to analyze my leadership qualitiesto identify what kind of a leader I am. Therefore, it is important torealize our individual differences in leading, such as type ofleader, and leadership style. Knowing our personal leadership styleand values is the initial yet an essential step to becoming aneffective leader. The following essay is an analysis of my leadershipskills.
Withreference to numerous leadership approaches, I am a transformationalleader. I am a visionary person and passionate with my goals. I keepcommunicating my dreams and aspirations to other people calling themto join me so that we can achieve it together through commitment,persistence and hard work. By simple definition, a transformationalleader is one who leads through inspiring others or his/herfollowers. Over time I have valued team work over individualism andin turn the reason behind adopting this type of leadership. I lookforwards to be a leader of a team, knowing that all my subjects arein agreement with the path taken for effective leadership. One aspectthat I have learnt is that, as an individual one can make a goodleader, but with the help of another, you can be an even betterleader.
Ivalue the contribution of every member and purpose on helpingeveryone reach the highest attainable potential by encouragingcreativity and innovation, which leads to better ways of deliveringcare to patients. I also believe that my peers and colleagues arecompetent to deliver quality care to patients promoting better healthoutcomes. I also encourage my peers and colleagues to work as a teamas it yields more benefits and high quality work as compared toindividualism. Finally, I communicate the big picture to all thecolleagues and delegate smaller tasks to each one of them, which,when combines leading to the attainment of the overall vision.
Ihave different ways of motivating my peers and colleagues. To startwith, we form goals and objectives that we desire to accomplishbefore embarking on our duties. The goals set acts as a challengemotivating us to work hard towards achieving them. The intrinsicfeelings of accomplishment after achieving the set goals become asignificant motivator. I also use praise to motivate those around me.Recognizing the efforts of my peers and colleagues and providingpositive feedback acts as a good motivator for subsequent actions. Ialso use various incentives such as monetary rewards to encouragehard work and task completion. I provide a good working condition toencourage task completion. Finally, I work hard to become a rolemodel for my peers to emulate when performing tasks. Motivating myteam members, whether my peers or colleges has been the forefront ofmaking a successful teamwork. This is done through, communicating andexchanging ideas. This makes me more approachable by my colleagues,and in turn making it easier to reason together. More so, bylistening to their ideas, makes them feel part of the team and inturn feels motivated to participate.
Theinnovative style I would use to motivate various stakeholders toconsider my agenda in healthcare is by envisioning the ideal futureand modifying the existing agendas to optimize patient care. I wouldfirst show the team the need for my agenda to be prioritized usingfacts. Once they agree it is important, I would then show them thebenefits of the agenda clearly and how it solves the identifiedproblems. I would then incorporate the costs accrued by the idea in apositive light by showing them how the alternatives are moreexpensive. Finally, I would provide a clear, attainable vision tosell my agenda to the team and the means to reach this vision. Inaddition, the innovation would be communicated to my colleagues, notonly to welcome their ideas to improve it, but also to ensure theyunderstand what it’s all about.
Idefine myself as an advocate for change in the healthcare sector. Irecognize the need for change in the development of healthcarepolicies. The changing patterns of diseases in the modern worldrequire the healthcare delivery system to adapt accordingly bychanging its policies, laws and regulations so as to satisfy the everincreasing need. The change in lifestyle has led to an increase inthe number of non-communicable lifestyle diseases such as obesity,diabetes, and hypertension. This requires health care policies toshift from the treatment of such diseases to prevent. I advocate forchange of the current policies to promote access to health, promotepatient safety and clinical outcomes and ensure equality in thehealth sector. In addition, I am responsible for adopting andimplementing new policies in the health sector therefore acting as achange agent.
Successfulleaders are always praised and every person wants to be associatedwith them. However, there are factors that limit the successfulnessof a leader. In other words, there are barriers tobeing an effective. Barriers to effective leadership can either beinternal (personal), or external. One of the key barriers to becomean effective leader is poor communication skills. A good leader oughtto have excellent communication skills. Other barriers include Ego,ignoring of mistakes, pretending to know it all among other. Moreoverand effective leader ought to be a good listener, as well maintaininga good relationship between him/herself and the juniors as well asthe senior leaders.