When the Postive Attributes of Leadership Become Harmful: A Pre Post-Test Analysis

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335548
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
When the Postive Attributes of Leadership Become Harmful: A Pre Post-Test Analysis
Author(s):
Hendricks, Joyce M.; Cope, Vicki; Smith, Gilly
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Xi Omicron
Author Details:
Joyce M. Hendricks, PhD, MNS, BA (AppSc, Nsg) GradDipEd, BA (SocSc) RN, RM, j.hendricks@ecu.edu.au; Vicki Cope, PhD, RN, RM; Gilly Smith, DBA, RN, JP
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: Nursing leadership in the academic setting and how leadership attributes may align with and differ from transformational, servant, and charismatic leadership theories are considered to form the basis of “good” leadership. The purpose of this presentation is to examine and raise awareness of how the concepts and examples of leadership within theoretical constructs have the potential to produce an image of how the positive attribute of leadership may be used in a harmful way. Methods: Mixed methods was used to examine the role of leaders in the academic setting in creating a positive context and work experience for followers. Data was collected using pre post-test analysis; and, followers were asked to provide qualitative reasons for their answers and to give their solutions to problems. A focus group was convened to validate the finding at post-test. Results: Data at post-test indicated a negative trend suggesting that the perceptions of follower of their leaders had not improved from time of pre-test. Qualitative analysis revealed the themes of nepotism, favouritism, information provision to favouritism and lack of consultation to be the main ways of leadership control and follower focus. Conclusion: Harmful leadership results when positive leadership strategies are combined with the potential of leaders to pursue personal agendas, including pursuing and abusing power, developing a sense of self-importance, using fear, and creating a sense of isolation through alienation.
Keywords:
behaviours; leadership; harmful
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWhen the Postive Attributes of Leadership Become Harmful: A Pre Post-Test Analysisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHendricks, Joyce M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorCope, Vickien_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Gillyen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentXi Omicronen_GB
dc.author.detailsJoyce M. Hendricks, PhD, MNS, BA (AppSc, Nsg) GradDipEd, BA (SocSc) RN, RM, j.hendricks@ecu.edu.au; Vicki Cope, PhD, RN, RM; Gilly Smith, DBA, RN, JPen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335548-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: Nursing leadership in the academic setting and how leadership attributes may align with and differ from transformational, servant, and charismatic leadership theories are considered to form the basis of “good” leadership. The purpose of this presentation is to examine and raise awareness of how the concepts and examples of leadership within theoretical constructs have the potential to produce an image of how the positive attribute of leadership may be used in a harmful way. Methods: Mixed methods was used to examine the role of leaders in the academic setting in creating a positive context and work experience for followers. Data was collected using pre post-test analysis; and, followers were asked to provide qualitative reasons for their answers and to give their solutions to problems. A focus group was convened to validate the finding at post-test. Results: Data at post-test indicated a negative trend suggesting that the perceptions of follower of their leaders had not improved from time of pre-test. Qualitative analysis revealed the themes of nepotism, favouritism, information provision to favouritism and lack of consultation to be the main ways of leadership control and follower focus. Conclusion: Harmful leadership results when positive leadership strategies are combined with the potential of leaders to pursue personal agendas, including pursuing and abusing power, developing a sense of self-importance, using fear, and creating a sense of isolation through alienation.en_GB
dc.subjectbehavioursen_GB
dc.subjectleadershipen_GB
dc.subjectharmfulen_GB
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:54:43Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:54:43Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen_GB
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen_GB
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 availabe in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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