The core step of becoming an exceptional leader is to understand your leadership skills and styles alongside your strengths and weaknesses. Personally, I have conducted survey study about different leadership skills as a central platform for giving the best to my subordinates and co-workers. Perhaps, my core objective is to provide an exceptional and exemplary leadership that can help me to connect and relate well to people around me at all times. Thankfully, I am a transformational leader who leads by motivating others. I am primarily a leader who appeals to the ideas and suggestions of my followers before motivating them to accomplish their duties and responsibilities. Besides, I have always learned to empower others through my strengths and beliefs (Achua & Lussier, 2010).
Other than exhibiting a transformational style of leadership, a majority of my leadership skills are typically appealing because I have few weaknesses that require improvements. I am an inspiring leader who motivates others to take part in their duties and responsibilities. As a leader, I find no better ways of making the difference in what I do rather than creating visionary goals that will compel others to give their best in their undertakings. Also, I have majored in developing skills and techniques that can help my subordinates and co-workers to relate well with one another and work towards the expected objectives. Far from that, I also uphold honesty and integrity in my management and leadership undertakings. Perhaps, being honest with others is the fundamental foundation of creating a long lasting relationship. Personally, I always feel that my followers deserve to know what is happening around them irrespective of whether it a positive or negative undertaking. Doing so makes me develop a significant ground of offering them with a room of creating their flexibilities and adjustments that can sail them through whichever circumstance that they are facing (Collinson, Grint & Jackson, 2011).
Besides, I also exhibit extraordinary problem-solving skills. Thankfully, I have above average problem-solving capabilities that empower me to understand and provide a solution to rising issues and crisis in my workplaces. In fact, particular matters are not typically disadvantageous in development but rather a platform for initiating for positive changes in my area of jurisdiction. Apart from problem-solving skills, I also understand how to build a relationship with others. It is substantially precise that poor relationship between leaders and their followers can have negative implication in working towards development objectives. Thus, as a leader, I always create time to understand and relate well to my subordinates and co-workers for the purpose of feedback. Most importantly, feedback is a significant indicator of whether my leadership is effective or not. Also, good relationship creates a sound environment of sharing leadership roles with others for the greater good. Perhaps, we all make mistakes. But, the best way of recovering from our wrongs is by embracing the intervention of other people (Kumaran, 2012).
Another leadership skill that adds value in my undertakings is technical and professional expertise. In simple words, I am typically good at my job. In fact, other than portraying exemplary qualities of leadership, my technical know-how was another value that led to my promotion to administration. Despite the above strengths, my weakness is that I am not good at making long-term strategies. Hopefully, gaining more experience and by relating accordingly with others, I will be able to counter that challenge because all leaders would wish for good and outstanding results that cut through the future without much difficulty (Achua & Lussier, 2010).
John F. Kennedy was a great leader whose leadership skills have been exemplary to me. He was a leader who had great abilities to make tough decisions in the complex situation but most importantly, he led troops into wars and brought them back safely when he was a lieutenant in the Navy. Additionally, John F. Kennedy initiated for many constitutional laws as a senator from Massachusetts to suit the interests of his people. His leadership skills and abilities gave the American people a sense of security and belief because they were sure they had a great leader who can protect them whatsoever for example when he ended the Cuban Missile Crisis (Kumaran, 2012). Perhaps, great leadership goes hand in hand with the essence of bravery because at one point or another they will be required to make tough decisions in complex circumstances. For example, John F. Kennedy was brave enough to go back into a sinking ship to rescue three other teammates. Apart from bravery, he was also eloquence. His speeches were entirely convincing, and he had a great sense of charisma. Perhaps, those made people enjoy hanging around him. Also, his speeches were typically short and quick but with a significant effect on the people. Personally, I still have a lot to learn from the leadership skills of John F. Kennedy because he laid a powerful example of incomparable leadership legacy (Kumaran, 2012).
As a nurse leader, my leadership strengths have empowered me to create a collaborative and teamwork environment where duties and responsibilities are shared to improve patient outcome. Also, my strengths have enabled me to coordinate my subordinates and co-workers to focus on nursing goals and objectives of promoting quality care in clinical environments. Also, we have been able to create a unique relationship with others to create a free platform for exchanging our ideas. Thankfully, people have the freedom to focus on their duties and responsibilities for the greater good of the patients and the healthcare organization in the country as whole (Yoder-Wise & Kowalski, 2010).
- Achua, C. F., & Lussier, R. N. (2010). Effective leadership. Mason, Ohio: South-Western.
- Collinson, D. L., Grint, K., & Jackson, B. (2011). Leadership. Los Angeles: SAGE.
- Kumaran, M. (2012). Leadership skills. Leadership in Libraries, 105-131.
- Yoder-Wise, P. S., & Kowalski, K. (2010). Leadership. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders.