The unit I work on recently combined with another floor. The transition has been less than ideal for all parties. I have found there is a lot of complaining and teamwork is often lacking. The changes that need to be made in order to be a collaborative team are: support each other, provide opportunities for team building activities, concentrating on the positive aspects while recognizing opportunities for growth and challenges. I tend to be a natural leader and find myself leading even when I have tried to stay out of the role. I recognize that I have a certain type of character and personality that draws people to seek me out when in a variety of situations. I have and can use my natural skills to advocate for change in the workplace. As stated at the beginning of this paper anyone can be a leader. One person can in fact make a difference in the workplace we as nurses are not powerless to influence the culture in which we work. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ― John Quincy Adams(GoodReads, n.d.).
LEADER & ADVOCATE5ReferencesAmerican Association of Critical Care Nurses. (n.d.). Nurse Manager Inventory Tool. Retrieved from -tool.pdfGarner, C. (2011, September 26). Powerlessness is bad practice: Any nurse can be a facilitator of change. Retrieved from -content/uploads/Facilitating_Change_White_Paper.pdf (Garner, 2011)Good Reads. (n.d.). Quotes About Leadership (2265 quotes). Retrieved from
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