Leadership for change | NURS 8302 | Walden University


What are the characteristics of a transformational leader?

As you have examined this week, a transformational leader is a leader who is able to inspire change and bring out the best in those around them. However, what characteristics does this leader have? Perhaps a transformational leader is trustworthy, inspiring, and charismatic? Perhaps this leader leads with integrity, respect, and empathy? Perhaps this leader is team-focused, encouraging, and positive?


How would you define a transformational leader, and when might you have experienced this type of leadership?

For this Discussion, consider the role of transformational leadership for change. Explore the need for transformational leaders, and describe experiences you may have had with these leaders. Additionally, analyze how these leaders might enhance quality improvement in healthcare organizations and nursing practice.

To Prepare:

  • Review the Learning Resources for this week, and reflect on potential leadership strategies for promoting change in healthcare organizations and nursing practice.
  • Consider the potential impact of project management for supporting transformational leadership approaches for promoting change in organizations.
  • Reflect on the relationship between transformational change, leadership strategies, and the need for quality improvement in your healthcare organization or nursing practice.
By Day 3 of Week 10

Post a brief explanation of the relationship between transformational leadership for change and the need for quality improvement. Share any experiences you may have of transformational leadership in your healthcare organization or nursing practice. Then, describe how you would recommend the application of project management approaches to support transformational leadership practices for the promotion of a quality improvement initiative in your healthcare organization or nursing practice. Be sure to include any short- and long-term milestones or goals associated with the quality improvement initiative described. Be specific and provide examples.