Gallup Strength Finders

Throughout this degree program,you have been exposed to many great leaders in nursing and healthcare. Reflect on the leadership demonstrated by individuals such as Dr. Maggi McClure, Dr. Diane Mancino, Dr. Karen Drenkard, Ms. Joan Marren, Dr. Leslie Mancuso, Maria Manna, and Dr.Kenneth Rempher. Great leaders share common characteristics. As you have heard in this week’s media presentation, leadership skills can be learned and developed. The first step in developing leadership skills is increasing yourself-awareness of your leadership qualities and abilities. This can help you evolve and develop your leadership abilities. In order to be an effective leader,you must find a style, or styles, that meet both your needs and those of the institution. Complete at least one of the following assessment inventories.
• Gallup Strength Finders
• Myers-Briggs
• DiSC
Reviewyourassessment results, and determineyourleadershipstyle,strengths, and growing edges. Consider howyourleadershipstrengthsaredemonstratedinyournursingpractice. Then, review the list of leaders presented below.
• Winston Churchill
• Margaret Thatcher
• Eleanor Roosevelt
• John F. Kennedy
• Martin Luther King, Jr.
• Mahatma Ghandi
• Rudy Guiliani
• Abraham Lincoln
• César Chavéz
• Mao Tse Tung
• Lillian Wald
• Mother Teresa
Select one person from the list. Research that individual, and write a 2–3 page summary of the selected leader’s leadership style and specific leadership characteristics demonstrated.