leadership

Complete a leadership self-assessment of 5–7 pages. Be sure you read all of the requirements for this assessment and review the suggested resources to see if they may be useful in completing the assessment. SHOW LESS The health care environment is complex, requiring leadership that is comprehensive and collaborative in the field. It is essential for leaders to be well-versed in a range of areas (practice, research, education) as a means of effective engagement with interprofessional communities. Effective leaders have heightened awareness of self and individual leadership styles, leading to professional growth, career advancement, and the ability to develop leaders for the future across the fields of practice (nursing, health administration, public health). This assessment provides an opportunity to analyze your own leadership qualities to create a portrait of the effective health care professional and leader you aspire to be. By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria: Competency 1: Explain the concepts, principles, and characteristics of effective health care leadership. Analyze one’s leadership strengths and weaknesses, in reference to one or more leadership theories or styles found in the literature. Explain how one’s specific leadership characteristics enable oneself to guide, educate, inform, and influence others in managing change. Competency 2: Explain the role of health care leaders in facilitating interprofessional collaboration. Explain how one’s specific leadership characteristics help oneself build and maintain interprofessional collaborative relationships. Competency 3: Analyze standards of professional ethics and the principles of diversity and inclusion as applied by health care leaders in real-world situations. Explain how one can best apply the principles of ethical leadership, given one’s leadership style. Explain why diversity and inclusion are important to employee relations and the provision of safe, high-quality health care. Explain how one’s specific leadership characteristics prepare oneself to develop and lead a diverse team of employees and serve a diverse community, within an ethical framework. Competency 4: Determine the influence of the practitioner-scholar role on professional practice and leadership development. Explain how research skills and critical thinking guide effective decision making and foster integrity in research and professional practice. Competency 5: Communicate effectively with diverse audiences, in an appropriate form and style, consistent with applicable organizational, professional, and scholarly standards. Write coherently to support a central idea, using correct grammar, mechanics, and APA formatting. Self-Assessment Content Analyze your leadership strengths and weaknesses. Identify at least one leadership theory or style that you believe best aligns with your own thoughts of what leadership means. Use that theory or style in your analysis. Cite your sources. Consider potential biases or underlying assumptions in your analysis. Explain how specific leadership characteristics you already possess will enable you to guide, educate, inform, and influence others to manage change in the field of health care. Consider examples of past successes. Consider strategies or best practices that could be applied to improve outcomes. Describe at least two additional leadership characteristics you would like to develop to enhance your effectiveness in this area. Explain how your leadership characteristics will serve to help you build and maintain collaborative relationships across, and within, disciplines. Consider examples of past successes. Consider strategies or best practices that could be applied to improve outcomes. Describe at least two additional leadership characteristics you would like to develop to enhance your effectiveness in this area. Explain how you can best apply the principles of ethical leadership, given your leadership style. Identify the main principles of ethical leadership within your field of practice (nursing, health administration, or public health). Cite your sources. Consider examples of past successes. Consider strategies or best practices that could be applied to improve outcomes. Where do you have room to grow in this area? How can you prepare yourself to do so? Explain why diversity and inclusion are important to employee relations and the provision of safe, high-quality health care. Provide an example you have experienced or read about. Cite your sources. Explain how your leadership characteristics prepare you to develop and lead a diverse team of employees and serve a diverse community within an ethical framework. In what ways can you address issues of diversity and inclusion, both within an organization and in serving the public? Explain how research skills and critical thinking guide effective decision making and foster integrity in research and professional practice.