Two articles to read:
Davidhizar,R. and Cramer, C (2000). Gender Differences in Leadership in Health Professions. Health Care Manager 18(3),18-24.
Valentine,P.E.B. (2001). A Gender Perspective on Conflict Management Strategies of Nurses. Journal of Nursing Scholarship 33:1,69-74
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Thank you Dr Lg Hope Semester Break is safe and fun! I attached app of the Poster I am presenting in Montreal, Canada at 19th International Palliative Care Congress.
Women such as Florence Nightingale, Elizabeth Seton, and Elizabeth Kubler-Ross were all caregivers and leaders who have left a positive impact in health care. These women had to overcome the barriers and stereotypes that persisted about women and their leadership capabilities in a field of male doctors and scientists. Nightingale’s principles of infection control such as hand washing and proper nutrition are still the foundation of treating diseases and staying healthy today. The fact is, men tend to be task-oriented leaders while women tend to lead by engaging in behaviors that demonstrate agreement with others and sociability. Women tend to lead through transformational leadership that leads by establishing relationships based on trust and confidence which serve as role models for other staff members to emulate, while men tend to lead through the traditional model of authority and organized hierarchy or transactional leadership. Again, not all men do, but women tend to lead with transformational leadership rather than hierarchal leadership. Researchers are actually finding that leadership effectiveness is strongly correlated with transformational leadership. What this means is that to be a leader, we must not just lead by example, we must also be friendly, pleasant, interested in others, expressive, and socially sensitive as these attributes will help build trust and confidence in relationships. Men do tend to lead through the transactional type leadership where the results are only somewhat effective and at times, actually hinder effectiveness. The reason for this is due to how and where our society holds the bar for how men should behave. Because our society feels that men should be direct and gung ho or have a- get things done no matter what regardless of how it’s done- type of manner, men are less naturally inclined to behave socially sensitive, expressive, agreeable, and focus less on building trust in relationships than compared to that of women because of unfortunate societal pressures. Regardless, everyone should learn to lead with what is most effective. I do not think we should categorize the style men tend to lead as men’s category and women’s style as women’s category. That type of divisive and disparate dissection only leads to trouble and fosters a me vs. you attitude when all along, the most effective method of leadership is to do the exact opposite! And that is to build trust and confidence in relationships to foster growth and healthy cooperation. Cooperation and meeting the needs of all in society is what humanity as a whole needs to focus on. You can certainly say that it is men’s style vs. women’s style and that is an acceptable perspective. But that’s exactly it. These perspectives are all correct. It’s not that these perspectives are not accurate descriptions; however, if they are all truths, are you going to follow the perspective that is going to benefit you, or are you going to support the divisive perspective just to attempt to stroke your own ego? For me, I think the answer is clear.
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