Leadership and Followership

Leadership entails gaining the control of a situation. A good leader must be capable of coordinating and directing the efforts of others. It is through exhibiting the qualities that one needs to achieve the overall objectives of an organization. In the case of a hospital environment, a good leader must be able to orient and oversee their subordinates for appropriate workflow. As a democratic leader, I will allow the new nurses to make independent evaluations and decisions. However, at all times, I must ensure that the decisions arrived at reflect the philosophy and objectives of the institution. Owing to my experience in the business, at the start, the new recruits will follow my instructions and be supportive of my ideas. As they progress, I will encourage participatory leadership where emerging issues are sufficiently deliberated on before a final binding resolution is made. Leadership rests on pillars of communication, well set goals, and leading by example.

A good leader mus...