NS5790:03 Leadership and Dispute Resolution Skills for Nurses and Midwives – James Cook University Australia

ASSESSMENT TASK 1: Leadership Essay Aligned subject learning outcomes (1) explore the major theoretical foundations of leadership in nursing and midwifery (2) demonstrate the ability to develop a project that addresses an identified issue in the care setting that requires sound leadership to effect positive change Group or individual Weighting 50% Word length 1500 words (word counts 10% below or above the required word limit will be penalised by 10% reduction of the marks available. The word count must be accurately stated at the end of the concluding paragraph. Every printed element between spaces is to be counted including quotations and in-text references (but not including Reference list or Appendices]). ASSESSMENT TASK 1: DESCRIPTION You are to write a critical discussion using the literature, regarding the use of Transformational Leadership style in nursing and/or midwifery settings. You have been allocated as a team leader in your workplace. Use the following information to guide this discussion. Guidelines 1. Define Transformational Leadership. 2. Outline the principles of Transformational Leadership. 3. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using a Transformational Leadership style in nursing and/or midwifery settings. 4. Identify strategies to overcome barriers to implement Transformational Leadership in nursing and/or midwifery settings, using specific examples from your workplace; 5. Discuss specific examples of how you would apply the characteristics of Transformational Leadership namely; Charisma, Inspiration, Intellectual Stimulation and Individualised consideration in your role as a Team Leader. ASSESSMENT

TASK 1: CRITERIA SHEET ASSESSMENT TASK 1 CRITERIA MARKS Transformational Leadership defined accurately and succinctly 5 Principles of Transformational Leadership are comprehensively and concisely outlined 10 Advantages and disadvantages of Transformational Leadership styles in nursing and/or midwifery are critically discussed in the context of your workplace. 10 Strategies for barriers and implementation of Transformational Leadership are critically discussed in the context of your workplace. 10 Specific examples of application of characteristics of Transformational Leadership are presented clearly and accurately 10 Organisation and presentation: Introduction; body of paper; conclusion; legibility, spelling, grammar; correct use of referencing; as per Section 4 of this Subject Outline. Discussion supported with relevant literature.

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