Servant and Transformational Leadership

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Such tools enhance personal creativity in leaders as well as encourage creativity in the minds of their employees. In this context, my personal leadership model is the Blake and Mouton’s Leadership Grid. The model is commonly referred to as the Managerial Grid leadership model. This model focuses on a leader’s concern for people and concern for tasks to predict the leadership outcomes. Under the Managerial grid model, the concern for tasks is the degree to which a leader focuses on an organization’s objectives, efficiency, and high productivity when deciding how best a task can be accomplished. The concern for people is the degree to which a leader focuses on personal development, interests, and needs of team members when deciding how best a task can be accomplished. This model of leadership helps leaders to analyze their leadership styles and predict future outcomes of current decisions through a technique known as grid training. The Managerial grid model of leadership has five leadership styles which are; team leadership, impoverished leadership, country club leadership, produce-or-perish leadership, and the middle-of-the-road leadership (Trastek et al. As a doctorally prepared advanced practice nurse, the managerial grid model of leadership will help me in becoming aware of my leadership style so that I can place a high emphasis on both tasks and people. In the nursing environment, I might see the need for using different leadership approaches based on the situation. For instance, I understand that there will be circumstances in the nursing framework where the team style leadership approach would not be as effective as others in delivering required outcomes.

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As such, the managerial grid model of leadership will help me in understanding my predominant leadership style on the scale of concern for tasks and concern for people. In my context as a doctorally prepared advanced practice nurse, every style of leadership has its place. There are situations when a “Country Club” style of leadership is appropriate, and other circumstances when it is appropriate to use the “Authoritative” style of leadership. The managerial grid model will help me understand when every leadership style is appropriate. The Managerial Grid Model of Leadership and Servant Leadership The Managerial Grid model of leadership reflects the practice of servant leadership in that it has a dimension that concerns leaders with the needs and interests of people. The concern for people in the model enables the leader to consider the needs and interests of others when deciding how jobs or tasks should be accomplished.

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A leader who uses the Managerial Grid model of leadership will have concern for other people’s interests and needs and, therefore, will value everyone’s contributions and regularly seek out opinions from others (Bush, 2014). The Managerial Grid model of leadership also enables leaders to focus on people’s strength and encourage them to grow and succeed. This also means developing other leaders by teaching them to lead and providing opportunities for growth. The servant leadership style involves a leader focusing on the interests and needs of the followers over one’s own interests, focusing on the development of others, and demonstrating strong moral behavior toward others, the organization, and other stakeholders. On the other hand, in transformational leadership, the leader engages with followers and creates a relationship that increases the level of motivation and morality in both the leader and the followers (Arnold et al.

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In comparing these two definitions, servant leadership works to help others while transformational leadership works to motivate others. The Authentic leadership style involves knowing and acting on what is real and true inside the leader, team, and organization, and knowing and acting on what is real and true in the world (Arnold et al. Authentic leadership style and servant leadership style are both positive leadership concepts that are similar in many ways. These styles of leadership fit into my personal leadership model of Managerial Grid because they touch on the dimension of focus on people. All these leadership styles place value on the interests and development of people. Whether from the aspect of serving followers or from the aspect of empowering them, these leadership styles place emphasis on the leaders’ relationships with the followers.

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As such, they fit with my personal model of leadership. Effectiveness of the Models to Bring About Change in an Organization Transformational and servant leadership styles bring about change in an organization by impacting on the organization’s strategy, structure, and culture. Clearly communicating expectations As a transformational leader, I will need to use communication to inspire followers and enhance an atmosphere of open exchange and support. I must develop the personal skills of motivating followers to see the organization’s vision despite challenging conditions. Smart Goals i. I will learn the effective communication skills of open-mindedness, friendliness, empathy, and nonverbal communication ii. I will enroll in an online course in communication skills development. References Alharbi, A. Y. LEADERSHIP STYLES OF NURSE MANAGERS AND THEIR EFFECTS ON NURSE AND ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE, ISSUES AND PROBLEMS.

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Arnold, K. A. Trastek, V. F. Hamilton, N. W. Niles, E.

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