Personal Leadership Development Plan Narrative Essay by SchoolGirl

Personal Leadership Development Plan
In this paper, the writer relates her personal leadership development plan to achieve a nursing management position.
# 115984 | 2,016 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Aug 23, 2009 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Business (Management)

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This paper presents the writer's action plan to obtain a nursing management position. In the plan, the writer's articulates her personal vision, three values she considers necessary, the personal and professional strengths that will support her in achieving the desired outcome and three particular areas that she believes will need constant improvement. The writer explains the specific steps in an action plan that will allow her to achieve her vision for the future.

Personal Vision Statement
Values Embraced in Professional Work
Personal and Professional Strengths
Personal and Professional Weaknesses
Action Plan

From the Paper:

"Bennis and Goldsmith (2003) have clearly set the path on how leaders are made, not born. The authors writing help the aspiring leader develop leadership qualities which encompass self-assessment, skill-building, recognizing, dealing with leadership fallacies, and converting failures into renewed inspiration. "Leadership means not only having a dream but claiming that dream and the role you want to play in living it" (Bennis and Goldsmith, 2003, p. 132). In order to become a true leader, immense collaborative skills, unquestionable ethics, and integrity must be obtained. These can be developed through hard work, determination, and lifelong learning and powered by a personal leadership development plan."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bennis, W. G., & Goldsmith, J. (2003). Learning to lead: A workbook on becoming a leader (3rd ed.). Cambridge:Basic Books. Retrieved April 20, 2009, from,M1
  • Dunning, D., Heath, C., & Suls, J. (2004, December). Flawed Self-Assessment. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 5(3), 69-106. Retrieved April 20, 2009, from EBSCOhost database.
  • Kim, S. (2002, March). Participative Management and Job Satisfaction: Lessons for Management Leadership. Public Administration Review, 62(2), 231. Retrieved April 20, 2009, from EBSCOhost database.
  • Knafo, A., & Sagiv, L. (2004). Values and work environment: Mapping 32 occupations. European Journal of Psychology of Education - EJPE, 19(3), 255-273. Retrieved April 20, 2009, from EBSCOhost database.
  • Tappen, R. M., Weiss, S. A., & Whitehead, D. K. (1998). Essentials of nursing leadership and management. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company.

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