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significant role in enhancing my capabilities in terms of conflict management, decision making, and interactions with my colleagues. Furthermore, the leadership course will enable me to understand the various aspects of project management, thus boosting the efficiency levels in the organization.As a strategy for improving my policy competency, I will engage more actively in lobbying and political activities within the healthcare realm. Being at the center of political activities will help boost my understanding of the practice environment. I will ensure that I have paid attention to the various ethical, social, and legal factors that have a direct influence on health policy. I will also conduct my private research on the various health policy reforms deemed vital for enhancing the outcomes which clients expect and the operations of the organization as a whole.Leadership SkillsThe complex health care environment requires NPs to develop different strategies that will enhance their resilience and capabilities in terms of leadership and management. The NP
APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 7needs to understand what skills they require to work through the various challenges they may encounter. As such, the first skill one needs is emotional intelligence (Lee, Gu & Kim, 2015). The pressure which an NP has to endure in complex systems requires them to develop a tough skin. In this case, the NP needs to be emotionally intelligent for them to overcome any situations that may prove counterproductive. As such, an individual is enabled to avoid emotional exhaustion (Lee, Gu & Kim, 2015). Communication skills are also invaluable to the NP in the complex practice environment. Good communication practices help to facilitate collaboration within the organization resulting in productive engagements (Lee, Gu & Kim, 2015). Finally, the NP should have critical thinking skills. This skill is crucial, especially when the NP has to make asound decision based on different complex factors. Critical thinking is also essential in ensuring multidisciplinary collaboration in the organization.The first strategy I will use to develop my leadership skills will be to practice discipline. I will ensure that I have developed and stuck to personal and professional discipline (Barr & Dowding, 2019). This discipline will be manifested by keeping my appointments, ensuring that I have met my deadlines and that my meetings start and end on time. Sticking to the schedule of activities, I would have developed will empower me to achieve my leadership and management objectives. Secondly, I will ensure that I continuously expand my knowledge. I will see to it that I don’t limit my leadership on healthcare issues alone. Reading widely on a variety of related topics will empower me to identify helpful strategies for completing different tasks and projects (Barr & Dowding, 2019). Therefore, attending seminars, workshops, and conferences on leadership and asking questions on a wide array of issues will help me realize my leadership objectives.