Discusses the variable of servant leadership in social work in terms of ethics, diversity, management, and power.
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.
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.
The Essentials of Management
Discusses three theoretical perspectives on management: managerial behavior, excellence in the organization, & strategic management.
Leadership in Education
Analyzes three approaches to leadership in education. Approaches include leadership as a set of acquired disciplines, leadership as a set of strategies, and leadership as reframing. Contends the model of leadership as a set of acquired disciplines is the most appropriate leadership approach for an administrator of an adult-focused education program. Analyzes specific characteristics of this style and suggests why they are appropriate for an adult-focused program.
Uses Reymundo Sanchez's book, My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King to make connections between street gangs and sociology.
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.