NURS 6053 Week 8 discussion The Distinction Between Leadership and Management
Think of the managers you have reported to thus far in your
career. Now consider the people you have worked with or know of that you would
consider leaders. Based on these experiences, what would you surmise about the
responsibilities of managers and leaders and about the distinctions between
these two categories in health care settings?
This week’s Learning Resources classify management and
leadership (which are often confused in everyday discussion) and explain their
significance for health care organizations. As you advance professionally, it
is critical to understand the distinctions between management and leadership
and how you can apply this knowledge for increasing effectiveness in your
Review the information in the Learning Resources.
Conduct additional research on your own and select at least
two current, credible sources that contribute to your understanding of
management and leadership.
Reflect on how the roles of management and leadership differ
in supporting the organization to set and achieve goals.
Drawing upon specific examples from a current or previous
practice setting, bring to mind someone who seemed to be a leader but not a
manager and someone who seemed to be a manager but not a leader (generally
speaking, or within a specific circumstance). Be prepared to support your
assessment with specific behavioral descriptions found in the literature.
By Day 3
Post an analysis of how management and leadership roles
differ in terms of supporting an organization to set and achieve goals. In addition,
post descriptions of an individual who
demonstrates leadership behaviors but not management behaviors and an
individual who demonstrates management behaviors but not leadership behaviors.
Provide your rationale, identifying specific characteristics of effective
managers and leaders. (Note: Do not identify these individuals by name,
position, or location.)
Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.
By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different
days using one or more of the following approaches:
Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional
background information, evidence, or research.
Share an insight from having read your colleagues’ postings,
synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.
Validate an idea with your own experience and additional
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