Leadership and management attributes competency | Leadership and Professional Identity | Rasmussen College System
Transformational leadership style can have a positive influence on the process of investigating a professional nurse colleague that reports to one of your unit managers. Transformational leaders focus on inspiring team members to achieve higher performances by utilizing motivation, communication and trust. Through effective communication, transformational leaders can share expectations for performance and provide feedback in order to guide their colleagues towards better outcomes. They are also more likely to empower their team members with autonomy and decision-making authority that allows them to take ownership in their work, which can lead to increased confidence when dealing with challenging situations such as the investigation of a nurse colleague. This type of leadership style also values trust and respect within teams, which can help create an environment where reporting potential misconduct is encouraged without fear of judgement or retribution. Finally, transformational leaders often strive for excellence in all aspects of patient care including safety, quality and efficiency – all necessary qualities needed when dealing with an investigation into potential misconduct by one’s own nursing staff member.