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Running Head: MODELS OF LEADERSHIP 1 Models of Leadership Donovan Forges Grand Canyon University NUR 670 May 10, 2017
Models of Leadership 2 Leadership Models Leadership has been defined in many models to describe how individuals or organization attempt to manage their team or teams of individuals. There are numerous models of leadership developed by many individuals and organizations for various industries to help future leaders discover a model to meet their needs. Not all models may work for some individuals and some leaders necessitate the combination of more than one leadership model to obtain their goals. There are five leadership models in particular with a personal relation to leading this paper will discuss. They are transformational, authoritarian, democratic, laissez-faire and servant leadership. Each of these leadership models have an important role in how leaders lead and managers manage their organization (Coetzer, Bussin & Geldenhuys, 2017). My personal model of leadership would likely be a combination of each of the five models mentioned but would strongly prefer the democratic model of leadership. The democratic leader works with their staff to receive input on decisions regarding obtaining the organizational goals (Fowler, 2016). Working with others, in particularly nursing staff in the perioperative environment is essential for feedback from various staff members with experience in different specialties or service lines. Although this form of leadership may add additional time to the decision-making process, it can be less confrontational (Fowler, 2016). Some organizations have the luxury of specialized teams for different surgical services and some hospitals have staff that need to understand all specialties at a safe basic level. Regardless of the type of staff a leader is given, the feedback from the experts in each specialty is a positive asset for a leader to utilize.

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