NHS8002 Collaboration, Communication, and Case Analysis for Doctoral Learners
Unit 9 Discussion
Using Leadership to Empower Others
The Unit 9 introduction suggested that the empowerment that comes with servant leadership is not power for the sake of the leader, but for the benefit of others. Reflect on how the following quotes influence the way you think about leadership and empowerment:
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader" (John Quincy Adams, as cited by Josephson, 2012).
"Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others" (Jack Welch, as cited by Lowe, 2008, p. 88).
"A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader; a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves" (Eleanor Roosevelt, as cited in Famous Leadership Quotes, n.d.).
"You have to look at leadership through the eyes of the followers and you have to live the message. What I have learned is that people become motivated when you guide them to the source of their own power and when you make heroes out of employees who personify what you want to see in the organization" (Anita Roddick, 1991).
"A leader ... is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind" (Nelson Mandela, 2000).
In your initial discussion post, address the following questions:
Which quote really spoke to you, and how might it influence the way you view the leadership, power, and authority with which you have been entrusted?
How could it help guide and shape your personal leadership style?
How might you use these approaches to effect change in health care as a leader?
How might these quotes, plus your readings on servant leadership, help you create a culture where diversity, ethics, and inclusion are valued?
Remember that anytime you use a resource to support your statements, you must follow APA guidelines for citations and references.
Read as many posts as time allows. Please choose posts that have had few responses thus far and refer to the Faculty Expectations for Response Guidelines. Use this discussion to gain a deeper understanding of the different ways and reasons people become leaders.
Josephson, M. (2011). More business & leadership quotes [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://business.josephsoninstitute.org/blog/2011/02/06/more-business-leadership-quotes/
Leadership-Central.(n.d.). Famous leadership quotes. Retrieved from http://www.leadership-central.com/famous-leadershipquotes.html#axzz4MiYcVMGL
Lowe, J. (2008). Jack Welch speaks. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Mandela, N. R. (2000). Long walk to freedom: The autobiography of Nelson Mandela. Boston, MA: Little, Brown.
Roddick, A. (1991). Body and soul: Profits with principles, the amazing success story of Anita Roddick & the Body Shop. Danvers, MA: Crown