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					Leadership Skills
• View this short clip and then discuses who you
  believe to be a leader. They may be someone
  famous or someone in our community.

• You Tube:
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zjbRxtjX
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              LEADERS
• As a leader, health care workers are called
  upon to influence the well being or safety of
  others.
• Since original perceptions can
  change through the course of
  time, selecting a leader is an
  important responsibility.
• Name some people you think of as leaders.
               LEADERS
• A leader is a person who directs with
  authority and influence.
• A leader is one who
  – guides
  – directs
  – facilitates process
  – empowers
  – influences others to follow.
• People often have higher expectations for a
  leader .
DESIRABLE QUALITIES
    OF LEADERS
•   A willingness to lead
•   Acceptance by those to be led
•   The ability to identify and organize goals
•   Good work ethics
•   Dependability
•   Self-confidence
       LEADERSHIP &
        TEAMWORK
• Leadership can be defined as deliberately
  causing people-driven actions in a planned
  fashion for the purpose of accomplishing
  the leader’s agenda.
• Quality healthcare is
  dependent on teamwork
  and leadership
     TEAM MEETINGS
• As a healthcare worker, you are part of a team.
  You may be on some teams at school. What are
  they???
• Set the agenda by defining goals and desired
  outcomes
• Keep the meeting on task
• Brainstorm ideas
• Resolve differences by consensus
• Assign follow-up tasks and items
• Evaluate the session and end on time
GROUPS BRAINSTORM TO
   GENERATE IDEAS
• Define the problem
• Set the ground rules
  – Treat participants with respect
  – All ideas have value
• Document ideas
 GROUPS REACH CONSENSUS
Consensus is a decision in which everyone
 participates in creating and everyone can live
 with and support.
  – Develop criteria for the decision
  – Find areas of common agreement
    (what do we all agree on)
  – Develop a consensus decision
  – Ask for a show of consensus
    (a vote)
CONFLICT IS “OK” IF MANAGED
• Conflict is essential to critical thinking because
  members must feel the freedom to differ
• Manage constructively
  – Use ground rules (ex. – no interruptions while
    talking)
  – Acknowledge differences as
    they occur
  – Look for common ground
    and identify alternatives
  – Resolve quickly by consensus
    ROLES OF TEAM MEMBERS
•   Determined by personalities, qualities, & values
•   Some of the qualities of team members include:
    –   Trust
    –   Sensitivity
    –   Belief in consensus
    –   Pride in the organization
    –   Value of individual differences
    –   Appreciation of diversity
    –   Promptness
    –   Organization
    –   Enthusiasm
    –   Critical Thinking
                  Assignment
• You will be divided into 6 groups with 5-6 people in each
  group. You will work with those sitting around you.
• Using only the supplies provided, your group should create
  a futuristic looking ambulance.
• You must work together as a team.
• Use all the supplies provided , including the plastic bag.
• There is a 20 minute time limit to complete the task. No
  additional time will be given.
• You will present your ambulance to the class.
• Ready, Set, GO……
Leadership Behaviors
  What Kind of Leader are You?
         INITIATOR

• One who gets the group started.

• Example - “OK… so who wants
  to take notes?, who wants to make
  the poster, etc…”
      INTREPRETER

• One who clarifies or explains other
  team members ideas.

• Example - “I think what she is
  trying to say is…..”
          ANALYSOR

• One who gives critical analysis of the
  ideas.

• Example - “What happens if we do it
  this way instead of that way?”
       HARMONIZER
• One who tries to reduce tension and
  reduce differences among group
  members.

• Example - “You both have good
  ideas…”
       ENCOURAGER

• One who has a friendly attitude toward
  members and encourage acceptance of
  members ideas.

• Example - “I like that, that’s a good
  idea”
           BLOCKER
• Always opposing ideas of group
  members.

• Example - “That’s not a good idea
  or they will never go along with it”
      DOMINEERING
• One who tries to manipulate the
  group.

• They often have their own hidden
  agenda
            CLOWN

• One who is always making jokes,
  has a great time but does not
  always add to the productivity of
  the group.
        ASSERTIVE

• One who keeps the group on task -
  keeps things rolling smoothly, and
  watches the clock.

• Example - “We only have 15 minutes
  left, what can we finish?”
          AGRESSIVE

• One who verbally attacks others.

• Example - “What are you thinking???
  That is a dumb idea”

				
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