Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
This paper discusses emotional intelligence and why it is essential for effective leadership. The four areas of emotional intelligence are included, as are explanations of how it applies to planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
REFLECTION ON MANAGEMENT, MBA AND LIFE
A letter written to a man's wife discussing his aspirations, his view of management today, his MBA education and how it changed his life, and the contribution he would like to make to the world.
The purpose of this synthesis paper is to provide a brief overview of the concept of ethical leadership and the reason leaders require followers in order to lead. In the last twenty or more years, numerous books, thousands of articles have been written on leadership styles, styles of management, motivation, and related topics. The main thrust of most of these writings has been that some form of participative management or non-authoritarian leadership style, as opposed to an authoritarian style of management, will result in improved organizational performance. The belief is business success is realized when organizations are built on a foundation, an ethical foundation. It is further believed that an ethical culture will guide organizations through difficulties and decision they face.
This paper provides a discussion of organizational culture, focusing on the model of culture offered by Deal and Kennedy and the one proposed by Charles Handy. Relevant literature is used to support Deal and Kennedy’s model as being a superior representation of real world corporate culture.
Interview With Nurse Manager
Describes results of interview with a Nurse Manager, who answered five literature-derived questions on aspects of leadership in nursing. The qualities and characteristics of nurse managers.
LEADERSHIP: A REFLECTION PAPER
This paper presents an analysis, interpretation, and reaction to Waters, Marzano and McNulty’s (2004) discussion of the findings of a McRel (Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning) meta-analysis of studies examining effective educational leadership. It also discusses possible effects the information presented in the discussion of meta-analytic findings may have for my future work in the field.
Nursing Theory Significance
This paper answers two questions on nursing theory: Develop a brief argument for
the importance or significance of theory
in the profession of nursing and Compare the significance of theory in nursing to the significance of theory in another profession or discipline.