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What factors are necessary for the emergent workforce to be happy in the follower role?
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-be able to retain balance in their lives -have information and input into the decisions that affect them -see some benefit from the activity
How do the entrenched workforce (Baby Boomers/1946-1965) view work life?
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They believe in the power of collective action, tend to mistrust authority, are comfortable with the process of getting to a goal, tolerant/dependent on meetings and discussions.
What characteristics do entrenched workers desire from a leader?
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-be motivational -honest -approachable -competent -knowledgable Differences from emergent: -professional -supportive -high integrity
What are the five rules of leaders to survive and thrive as leaders?
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Maintain balance Generate self-motivation Build self-confidence Listen to constituents Maintain a positive attitude
How can leaders maintain balance?
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Effective time management, control communication (simple, fast, and accessible without tying them down), set priorities and keep control of them, attend to matters as they arise, handling a question or piece of mail once and only one at a time, and focusing on the task at hand.
Performing an honest self-appraisal on a regular basis and working to feel good about a job are ways a leader must work at __________.
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Self-confidence
How does a staff nurse exhibit leadership?
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Develops ideas on how to improve patient safety, future improvements, increase workplace satisfaction for nurses on their team
In what ways can a staff nurse develop leadership skills?
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Through employment opportunities, professional opportunities, clinical opportunities and/or at facilities like Magnet facilities that encourage skills development.
How can a nurse manager serve as a leader?
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Developing with staff nurses a shared vision of the preferred future, inclusion of staff in decision making, inspire staff nurses to make changes in the workplace to make it more satisfying
How does a nurse executive demonstrate leadership?
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Develops an environment for staff nurses and managers to have optimal input into organizational decision-making, creates a shared vision of the future, empowering others
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How can nursing students serve as leaders?
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Participating in student organizations, learning how to deal with conflict/difficult people, selecting mentors
What is the best and most important step to becoming a leader within the nursing profession in the US?
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Join a professional organization
What is the major impact of professional specialty organizations like the Oncology Nursing Society or AORN?
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The sharing and dissemination of information, discussion of mutual clinical or role concerns, and education regarding the latest advances in the field.
What organizations provide assistance to nurses who want to run for political offices?
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The American Nurses Association’s Political Action Committee (PAC) and the state constituents member association PACs.
What elected leadership positions can nurses hold on a local level?
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Members of school boards, city councils, and community boards.
What elected leadership positions can nurses hold on a state level?
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Serving on the state legislature, state board of nursing, state board of health.
What elected leadership position can nurses hold on a national level?
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US Congress, federal boards and commissions (Senate is a possibility, but no nurse has successfully been appointed to the Senate to date).
What is the measure of success for a leader?
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If the group succeeds, the leader succeeds
  
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