Leadership Styles

Quantum Leadership

  • Leadership is a shared activity among the staff and all team members have access to the same information. All employees are equal partners that are involved in decision making.
  • Highly outcome-oriented; It doesn't matter how you do a task as long as the outcome is desirable.
  • The manager is more of a facilitator than someone who is in complete control of the organization.
Laissez-Faire Leadership
  • Hands-off approach to leadership in which the manager provides little or no direction.
  • Staff are given as much freedom and authority as possible and must determine goals, make decisions, and solve problems on their own.
  • Inappropriate leadership approach for delegation because follow-up and supervision is a key part of delegation.
Pacesetting Leadership
  • Characterized by a leader who  leads by example and sets challenging goals for the staff. This type of leader often fails to communicate their vision clearly. They are obsessed with doing things better and faster and are never satisfied with the status quo.
  • In the short term, this style of leadership produces outstanding results.  However, under this type of leadership, staff members quickly become burnt out.
  • These leaders often create a very negative work environment and destroy morale by setting outrageously high standards.
  • Inappropriate for delegation because the nurses must communicate very clearly when delegating.