Leadership Traits. After reading the article, you need to identify one leader who stands out in your mind. Describe why you personally believe this person to be a leader in society, and which characteristics associated with leadership this person demonstrates.
Find the articles below from the Online Library. Then, read and cite one of the articles below in your discussion. Post your initial discussion post by Wednesday, and two response posts by Friday.
Azad, N., Anderson Jr, H. G., Brooks, A., Garza, O., O’Neil, C., Stutz, M. M., & Sobotka, J. L. (2017). Leadership and Management Are One and the Same. American Journal Of Pharmaceutical Education, 81(6), 1-5.
Ellis, P., & Abbott, J. (2014). Leadership and management skills in health care. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 9(2), 96-99.
Fernandes Carvalho, A. G., Kowal Olm Cunha, I. C., Pazetto Balsanelli, A., & Bernardes, A. (2016). Authentic leadership and the personal and professional profile of nurses. Acta Paulista De Enfermagem, 29(6), 618-625. doi:10.1590/1982-0194201600087
Roberts-Turner, R., Hinds, P. S., Nelson, J., Pryor, J., Robinson, N. C., & Jichuan, W. (2014). Effects of Leadership Characteristics on Pediatric Registered Nurses’ Job Satisfaction. Pediatric Nursing, 40(5), 236-256.
Schebella Souto de Moura, G. M., Furlan Inchauspe, J. A., Dall’Agnol, C. M., de Magalhães, A. M., & Viecili Hoffmeister, L. (2013). Expectations of the nursing staff in relationship to leadership. Acta Paulista De Enfermagem, 26(2), 198-204.
Items to include in this discussion:
Identify one leader who stands out in your mind and describe why you personally believe this person to be a leader in society.
Describe which characteristics associated with leadership this person demonstrates.
One leader who stands out in my mind is Nelson Mandela. I personally believe he was a leader in society because of the way he fought for justice, equality and human rights in South Africa during the apartheid era. He was a political prisoner for 27 years and emerged as a symbol of resistance and hope for millions of people around the world.
Nelson Mandela demonstrated several characteristics associated with leadership, such as:
Vision: He had a clear vision of a better South Africa, free of discrimination and oppression, and he inspired others to work towards this vision.
Courage: He showed remarkable courage in his struggle against apartheid, even in the face of persecution and imprisonment.
Empathy: He was able to understand and connect with people from different backgrounds and cultures, and this helped him to lead a diverse nation towards reconciliation and unity.
Integrity: Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela displayed unwavering integrity and honesty, which earned him the respect and trust of millions of people.
Humility: Despite his incredible achievements, he was known for his humility and his willingness to listen to others and learn from them.
Nelson Mandela’s leadership was characterized by his commitment to justice, equality and human dignity, and his ability to inspire others to work towards a better future. He remains a source of inspiration for people all over the world, and a shining example of what leadership can achieve.