Implementation of any proposed change or policy does not face resistance if all the stakeholders are involved from the initiation phase (Northouse, 2015). Through the process of action learning, I have gained enormous skills and knowledge on shared leadership which will play a crucial role in my future ambitions of becoming a nurse manager. Through reflective learning, the skills that I have gained so far will enable me to make use of best leadership approaches to solve problems while avoiding actions that have had adverse outcomes in the past. Reflective practice reference behaviors/tenets Regarding my reflective practice behaviors, I rate myself as an expert. I value truth and believe integrity is one of the essential qualities of excellent leadership. My supervisor and colleague nurses can attest to the fact that one of my strengths is honesty, I always promise what I can deliver. Furthermore, I appreciate ambiguity and diversity. I respect opinions of others and do not discriminate my patients and colleagues by their ethnic backgrounds, gender, race, sexual orientation, culture and religious beliefs. Embracing diversity as a vehicle for wholeness has enhanced my leadership skills by making me culturally competent (Purnell, 2014). I use the knowledge I have gained so far as a registered nurse to explore the potential I have and also the abilities of my colleagues. This will go a long way in helping me use the knowledge and skills to solve various challenges facing nursing profession. Advocating for change in my workplace My current leadership skill set includes being competent in personal journey disciplines such as shared leadership management and reflective practice as well as being an expert in career planning, personal and professional accountability and also reflective practice tenets. As such, I
COMBINING NURSE LEADER WITH ADVOCACY 5 will use these leadership skills to advocate for change in my workplace by promoting formulation and adoption of policies that encourage teamwork. This is based on my
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