You will design an individualized professional development plan through a process of reading, reflection, and an analysis of your own needs for knowledge and/or skill acquisition in the field of OD.You will complete the readings on self-assessment in chapters 25, 30, and 37 of Rothwell et al.; these will serve as a basis for designing your own personalized professional development plan.Your paper should include a summary of the self-knowledge you gained by reflecting on the readings.You will also include a section related to your analysis of your own strengths and challenges as an OD practitioner.You will include a literature review of at least five references related to the professional development you have determined you will need in order to maximize your leadership effectiveness in OD.Your paper will also include a description of how you will implement and evaluate your professional development plan.
To start pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps and developing a customized leadership development plan, Arneson has provided a self-assessment of 50 statements that correspond to a chapter dealing with that particular need.
The student will also evaluate his/her leadership style and potential for leadership in the clinical setting in preparation for transition from student to professional nurse.The student should:
• Complete a leadership self-assessment tool.
• Utilize a minimum of 3 resources to complete this self-assessment including: his/her textbook, relevant articles, and current research.
• Evaluate possible strategies for facilitating ongoing personal and professional development including (but not limited to)
o Ongoing education; career goals
o Networking/Mentoring/Professional Relationships
o Important characteristics of first job (organizational structure/philosophy; climate/culture; care delivery models; etc.Content for the paper: (use the following designated content areas as headings throughout to organize your paper)1.
Transformational leadership identified by Tappen (2000) is the ability to motivate others to achieve high standards and long term goals. Transformational leaders have characteristics of being change agents, courteous, believing in people and having the ability to deal with complexity, uncertainty and being life long learners. They have a strong belief in themselves , being aware of personal strengths and weakness and have a strong belief in the success of the organization. They create an empowering culture. Carney (1999) states “the empowered nurse will deliver many benefits to an organization”. Nurse empowerment will ensure that healthcare is planned and delivered in an effective manner. Communication skills, strong values and beliefs and mutual respect are evident in the transformational leader. Transformational leadership is a key factor in optimising team performance in the delivery of quality patient care. The transformational leader provides direction for the team while enabling other team members to act. The need for effective team leadership is documented in the literature. Ovretveit (cited by Beech 2002) argues that team problems are caused by inadequate team leadership rather than any other factors. Transformational leaders are proactive and create visionary organizations. They use skills of problem solving and focus on results. An environment for success and quality is encouraged and the development of key personnel is also encouraged rather than control personnel, respect for staff is also a focus of transformational leaders. They understand that elitist attitudes are unethical and so stunt development of both organizations and personnel (Miller 1996).
Leadership Development Portfolio Paper
Complete and submit your personal Leadership Development Portfolio Paper. The purpose of this paper is to articulate your development as a leader from a Christian worldview. Include the following content in your paper as you integrate the material covered from each Hall:
•Biblical paradigm/theological support for biblical leadership in contrast to secular perspective on leadership
•Characteristics of biblical leadership
•Assessment of current leadership condition or status
•Description of future leadership development goals and state
•Elaboration on how each weekly topic will support working towards your leadership development goals. Recommend using additional level of headings for each weekly topic. For example, the heading for this expectation might be Course Support and then you could include Communication, Time Management, Critical Thinking, etc. as sub-headings and elaborate accordingly as to how this topic can support your leadership development goals.