In health care, the leader role in medical units has evolved from solely medical to more managerial as well (Maddux, Maddux, &Hakim, 2008). It has been noted that leadership styles are important in transforming, creating meaning, and producing desirable employee outcomes; thus they can benefit organizational performance and even survival, especially for new employee (McNeese-Smith,1995). Employee behaviors such as employee work attendance (Dellve, Skagert, and Vilhelmsson, 2007); employee productivity and performance (Carmeli, Ben-Hador, Waldman and Rupp, 2009); employee well-being in the workplace such as the degree of work stress (Hintsa, Hintsanen, Jokela, Pulkki-Råback and Keltikangas-Järvinen, 2010), employee health (Jensen, 2009), and job satisfaction ( Sellgren, Ekvall, &Tomson, 2008) are highly influenced by clinical leader`s behaviors.
This paper aims to review the clinical leader characteristics, briefly focus on motivator, as one of characteristics of clinical leader, which influences the new employee performance and caring outcomes, identify the benefits of reflection on practice and discuss my personal experience by applying Gibbs reflective cycle and also to develop self-awareness and ultimately to change professional behavior in favor of more equitable health care to diverse people. Motivator：Be supportive
Motivation was identified by 40 participants (95.2%) as characteristics related to clinical leadership (David, 2011, p103). Motivation is a term that refers to a process that elicits, controls, and sustains certain behaviors. Carlson (2009) mentioned that motivation is a general term for a group of phenomena that affect the nature of an individual's behavior, the strength of the behavior, and the persistence of the behavior. There are many approaches to motivation: physiological, behavioral, cognitive, and social. According to various theories,