Compare and contrast characteristics of leadership and management.

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Module 4 Assignment 1: Organizational Analysis – The Nurse Leader

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Overview: Organizational Analysis – The Nurse Leader

The major assignment for this course is analysis of your organization. In this assignment, you will analyze your nurse leader’s characteristics and behaviors regarding others in managing, leading, and communicating. By respectfully, but critically, critiquing these attributes of the nurse leader you have been “shadowing,” you can identify the attributes that you consider most and least effective, and most and least similar to the way you see yourself managing, leading, and communicating.

Complete this document to record your analysis of your nurse leader.

Objectives

  • Explain how organizations function.
  • Compare and contrast characteristics of leadership and management.
  • Apply trends, issues, theories, and evidence as guidelines for management decisions.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of communication patterns using specific management situations

Expected elements of scholarly writing:

  • Ensure correct grammar and spelling
  • Assignment should be submitted as an APA Paper, including title page and references.
  • Title page is required for this Assignment and the UTACON version is expected format.
  • 1-inch margins, 12 size Times New Roman font.
  • Please provide all references used to support your opinions and clarify positions in the paper.  The reference list begins on a separate page from the content.
  • Headings are expected and must be connected to the assignment criteria following APA style. An introduction is expected providing a brief look at what is planned within the body of the paper. However, no heading is used over the introduction in APA format. A Summary is used and should have a heading over it.
  • For all other style questions refer to the American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) Washington, DC: Author.

Rubric

Use this rubric to guide your work on the Week 4 Organizational Analysis-The Nurse Leader.

Tasks Target Acceptable Unacceptable
Use correct grammar, punctuation, and American Psychological Association (APA) format in writing professional papers.

(max 10 points)

(9-10 points)

APA format and style are correct and clear. Areas of focus include syntax, appearance, organization, and grammatical correctness. References and literature citations are correct. (0-2 errors)

(5-8 points)

APA format and style are mostly correct. Areas of focus include syntax, appearance, organization, and grammatical correctness. References and literature citations are correct. (3-5 errors)

(0-4 points)

APA format and style are minimally correct. Areas of focus include syntax, appearance, organization, and grammatical correctness. References and literature are cited but contain mistakes. (>5)

Nurse Manager

(max 30 points)

 

(21-30 points)

Specific, well-organized description of credentials, position, responsibilities, experience, etc.

 

(11-20 points)

General description of credentials, position, and responsibilities or experience

 

(0-10 Points)

Important information unclear or missing

 

  Specific references to professional organizations, journals, other professional development List of professional organizations or journals

 

Little or no reference to professional development

 

 
Nurse Leader

(max 30 points)

(21-30 points)

Clear identification and description of leadership style with references cited

(11-20 points)

General description of leadership style

 

(0-10 points)

Vague or missing description of leadership style

 

At least three specific examples of how nurse leader handles responsibilities with detailed evaluation of effectiveness of each

 

At least two examples of how manager handles responsibilities with evaluation of effectiveness

 

Poorly-worded or missing examples of how manager handles responsibilities or no evaluation of effectiveness

 

At least two specific examples of leadership skills with detailed critique of effectiveness of each At least one example of leadership skills with critique of effectiveness Poorly-worded or missing example of leadership skills or no critique of effectiveness

 

Communication

(max 30 points)

(21-30 points)

At least three specific examples of identified types of communication

 

(11-20 points)

At least two examples of identified types of communication

 

(0-10 points)

One or no examples of identified types of communication

Well-written evaluation of effectiveness of communication for each example General evaluation of effectiveness of communication

 

Statement of effectiveness of communication or no mention of effectiveness
Specific, pertinent recommendations for better communication in each example

 

General recommendations for better communication

 

Minimal or missing recommendations for better communication

 

 

Nurse Manager

Include your nurse facilitator’s credentials, position, scope of responsibilities, length of time as a manager, etc. Describe his or her participation in professional organizations, which professional journals he or she typically reads, and other pertinent information related to ongoing professional development.

Nurse Leader

Describe the leadership style of the nurse manager with supportive references cited. Provide specific examples of how he or she handles responsibilities and indicate whether you believe the responsibilities were handled effectively or ineffectively. Provide at least two specific examples of leadership skills in practice, and critique the effectiveness/ineffectiveness for the identified situation. (Examples may include situations related to use of power, conflict management, managing personnel, crisis management, effective delegation, team building, etc.)

Communication

Provide specific examples of communications interactions upward, downward, as well as peer communication. How effective or ineffective is the manager in various roles, and what recommendations do you have that would help him or her to be a more effective communicator?

 
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