A leader is someone who stands not only for his cause but takes responsibility and motivates other individuals also. There is a clear difference between being a boss and a leader. A leader is a motivation for others and inspires individuals to aim high and attain that aim. However a boss only supervises over his subordinates. Power naturally comes to a leader but that power is not a tool of leader. Leadership is not a quality but it is an individual’s behavior. A leader showcases a positive attitude and high self esteem. He assertively works towards the goal but never gets pushy for it. A continuous self study, training, evaluation and imbibing positive things in life develop the characteristics of a leader.
This past week in clinics, I enjoyed being team leader. At first, I was a little nervous about the work loaded that I might have but it wasn’t too difficult to handle. I made it apparent that I was more than glad to lend a hand and to make sure work was done. I created what some would call a “system” and followed that to make sure all of my clinic group members did all their work in a timely manner. My chart was broken down to student nurses and the rooms each had. Under each column there were boxes to check of assessments, hourly rounding/vitals/pain, medications, IV assessment, and I’s/O’s. This chart allowed me to see what everyone has done and what they were missing. Even though I think I did pretty well taking roll as team leader, I enjoy being on the floor with my own patients and caring for them.