This week introduced the concepts of leadership and leadership theories. In addition, the media presentation and textbook readings discussed the difference between leadership and management. As you begin your practicum this week discuss with your manager possible change projects that focus on a quality and safety issue that are needed in the agency. Observe your manager and other leaders at your location. Identify how management and leadership activities contribute to successful change initiatives. Informally discuss options with your manager.
Please address the following:
- What did you see as the difference between leadership activities and management activities?
- How do management and leadership activities contribute to the success of change initiatives?
- What change projects are needed in your agency at this time?
- Which of these projects will you select for your practicum change project?
Support your response with references from the professional nursing literature.