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Running head: Leading a Culture of Excellence 1 Leading a Culture of Excellence Elsy Santiago Chamberlain College of Nursing NR504: Leadership and Nursing Practice: Role Development September 2020
Leading a Culture of Excellence 2 Leading a Culture of Excellence A common thought in organizations is that the creation of an organizational identity assists in the cultivation of a common sense of purpose in employees (Min, Shen, Berlan, and Lee, 2020). This paper aims to understand how organizational identity affects the culture of excellence. Specifically, how the mission, vision and values an organization sets out at its inception, guides the proliferation of a culture of excellence. After this introduction, the following will be found: an explanation of what exactly is a culture of excellence; the mission, vision and values of a selected organization will be analyzed; how leadership impacts a culture of excellence; and finally, closing remarks with a reflection of the topics discussed. Culture of Excellence Excellence is a term that is constantly evolving. Medeiros (2020), describes excellence as a moving target and an ongoing destination. Excellence is made up of many building blocks. These blocks on their own are just elements, but together, they can create much more. In an organization, the combining of these blocks in an effective manner leads to a culture of excellence. A culture of excellence is an all-encompassing feeling that motivates employees to do their best and be their best. Three characteristics of an organization that reflects a culture of excellence are: communication, work-life balance, and innovation. In healthcare, interdisciplinary communication and collaboration is essential for the well-being of a patient. Communication between leaders and followers is essential for the maintenance of a culture of excellence. Medeiros writes that communication involves the sharing of information with anyone that can help make an impact on the improvement of the organization (2020). An organization should be transparent in their dealings in order to allow an effective line of communication between all
Leadership and the Implications of Success 3 stakeholders. Work-life balance for all involved in the organization often depicts an organization

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