Leadership for Health Culture

All employees, regardless of their positions, impact the organization’s development, but leadership has the principal contribution to the formation of corporate culture, affecting employees’ engagement and overall atmosphere in a company. Nevertheless, there are various views and approaches, each of which defines its own set of skills needed for creating a healthy environment. Thus, this paper aims at identifying leadership skills that are necessary for the advanced practice nurse to establish a healthy culture from the perspective of Christianity.

First of all, as a Christian leader, I would shift the primary focus on building a robust relationship between employees and me. According to Shirey (2017), who has conducted an observation of ten articles, people-focused leadership rather than task-focused practice promotes better nurse satisfaction, which fosters higher productivity of health care facilities. To maintain a good relationship, a leader should possess emotional intelligence and avoid excessive fault-finding and a surge of unreasonable anger because it impacts the staff’s confidence in achieving particular objections and performing tasks. In addition, Shirey (2017) states that the competence of many administrators and managers in the healthcare industry is experiencing a decline. Thus, I should ensure that I have gained all the relevant knowledge and experience to respond to all health care requirements and provide an excellent performance of the staff. Having enough competency in my occupation, I will also be able to resist and address difficult challenges and uphold a calm atmosphere among nurses. Finally, the last essential requirement for any leader is responsibility since managers are those who are the most accountable for all events and problems that occur in the health care settings.

In conclusion, it should be indicated that a leader obtains these all features mentioned above only when he or she takes sustained effort towards the development of his or her personality. Thus, every manager should be persistent and not lose their spirit when something goes wrong.

References

Shirey, M. R. (2017). Leadership practices for healthy work environments. Nursing Management (Springhouse), 48(5), 42–50. doi:10.1097/01.numa.0000515796.79720.e6