Teaching Authentic Leadership in Nursing Using Reflective and Analytical Exercises

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/290980
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Teaching Authentic Leadership in Nursing Using Reflective and Analytical Exercises
Author(s):
Shirey, Maria R.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Omicron Psi
Author Details:
Maria R. Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN, mrs@mail2maria.com
Abstract:

Session presented on Saturday, April 13, 2013

Background:  Authentic leadership is the glue that holds together a healthy work environment.  Although authentic leadership can be taught, preparing authentic leaders at all levels in nursing first requires commitment to self-awareness, which is needed to create and sustain healthy work environments.  To cultivate self-awareness necessitates willingness to explore deep into oneself and engage in reflective and analytical practices that facilitate personal leadership development.

Purpose:  This presentation provides an overview of the art, science, and facilitation of authentic leadership development in nursing. 

Methods:  Using reflective and analytical examples as well as a psychometrically sound Authentic Leadership Questionnaire (ALQ), the presenter will guide participants through exercises that have been designed to facilitate authentic leadership development.  Drawing from the personal experience of designing and teaching a graduate level authentic leadership development course in nursing, the author cites “how to” examples that can be applied in multiple settings.

Results: Findings from improved ALQ scores, student grades, and student course evaluations, demonstrate that authentic leadership can be taught and that learning from formal instruction, reflective, and analytical exercises can be transformative. 

Conclusions/Implications:  Nurses must fully embrace the imperative of a healthy work environment.  Embracing this imperative, however, begins with commitment to an introspective journey of self-awareness that then facilitates personal authentic leadership development necessary for creating and sustaining healthy work environments.

Keywords:
teaching and learning; reflective practice,; authentic leadership development
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2013
Date of Publication:
5
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryAbstracten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleTeaching Authentic Leadership in Nursing Using Reflective and Analytical Exercisesen
dc.contributor.authorShirey, Maria R.en
dc.contributor.departmentOmicron Psien
dc.author.detailsMaria R. Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN, mrs@mail2maria.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/290980-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on Saturday, April 13, 2013</p><b>Background</b>:&nbsp; Authentic leadership is the glue that holds together a healthy work environment.&nbsp; Although authentic leadership can be taught, preparing authentic leaders at all levels in nursing first requires commitment to self-awareness, which is needed to create and sustain healthy work environments.&nbsp; To cultivate self-awareness necessitates willingness to explore deep into oneself and engage in reflective and analytical practices that facilitate personal leadership development. <p><b>Purpose:</b>&nbsp; This presentation provides an overview of the art, science, and facilitation of authentic leadership development in nursing.&nbsp; <p><b>Methods</b>:&nbsp; Using reflective and analytical examples as well as a psychometrically sound Authentic Leadership Questionnaire (ALQ), the presenter will guide participants through exercises that have been designed to facilitate authentic leadership development.&nbsp; Drawing from the personal experience of designing and teaching a graduate level authentic leadership development course in nursing, the author cites &ldquo;how to&rdquo; examples that can be applied in multiple settings. <p><b>Results:</b> Findings from improved ALQ scores, student grades, and student course evaluations, demonstrate that authentic leadership can be taught and that learning from formal instruction, reflective, and analytical exercises can be transformative.&nbsp; <p><b>Conclusions/Implications</b>:&nbsp; Nurses must fully embrace the imperative of a healthy work environment. &nbsp;Embracing this imperative, however, begins with commitment to an introspective journey of self-awareness that then facilitates personal authentic leadership development necessary for creating and sustaining healthy work environments.en
dc.subjectteaching and learningen_GB
dc.subjectreflective practice,en_GB
dc.subjectauthentic leadership developmenten_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:24:04Z-
dc.date.issued5/13/2013-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:24:04Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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