Within the body of this assignment I will discuss and appraise the impact of leadership styles on the organisation in which I work. This will then help in attempting to justify the most effective leadership style to motivate staff in my own area of practice to achieve the organisations values and goals. To aid me in achieving this I will address and discuss the headings outlining each section. I will firstly review the prevailing leadership styles within my organisation and assess the impact that these styles have on my organisations values and performance. I will then review and assess my own performance in applying different leadership styles in a range of situations, communicate the organisations values and goals to staff in my own area and assess my ability to motivate others and build commitment to the organisations values and goals.
Understand leadership styles within an organisation.
I will then consider the most effective leadership style to motivate staff within Bowman Low Secure Unit to achieve the organisation’s values and goals and will attempt justify the most effective leadership style in order to motivate staff within my team to ensure we achieve the organisation’s values and goals and that they are implemented to improve our team’s performance.
Leaders should, in my opinion, be flexible but assertive and directive and able to collaborate and engage with others in the making of decisions. It is also of upmost importance that leaders are able to establish networks and work well with others teams as well as their own thus enhancing a gradient of support, shared understanding and process in which the develop and learn.
I have been fairly subjective in my appraisal of prevailing leaderships styles within Cornwall Partnership Foundation NHS Trust (CFT). I have witnessed a quiver of leadership styles, some of which I feel have been effective and some of which have been unsuccessful. I feel that historically there has been a lean to