Comparison Of Managing Style/Leadership

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1.0 Introduction
In this assignment the authors will apply management theory to a real world situation.
A definition of an effective leader will be offered.
The authors will then identify two Clinical Nurse Managers (CNM) they have worked with in clinical settings, addressing individually the qualities and behaviours of each person. For the purposes of this assignment the authors have selected CNMs who have similar roles within their respective nursing units. In order to preserve confidentiality pseudonyms will be used and each nursing unit referred to as A and B.
The main differences between the two people identified, will be highlighted for discussion.
Finally the authors will discuss key organisational and personal opportunities for learning gained from this assignment.

1.1. Definition of a leader
A leader is defined as an individual who influences and guides direction, opinion and course of action (Jooste 2004.) However, according to these authors a title alone does not make a leader only a person’s behaviour determines if he or she occupies a leadership position. Perhaps therefore in this instance it is necessary to define the manager. Duffield (1991) defines the manager as the person who brings things about, who accomplishes, has the responsibility, and conducts. There have been many differentiations between leaders and managers with many authors suggesting that in an ideal climate the one should go hand in hand with the other. In particular Manthey (1990) asserts that the manager guides, directs and motivates, while a leader empowers others; therefore every manager should be a leader.

1.2. The role of the Clinical Nurse Manager (CNM)
The Clinical Nurse Manager (CNM) fulfils many roles within the institution in which they are employed. They are expected to be managers, clinical experts, human resource managers, colleagues and

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