Nurses: Leading as a General Manager
Both a manager and leader are possible. They complement one another and can often be necessary to achieve organizational success. But it’s important to be aware of the distinctions between the roles.
The challenge of being a leader in any of these four management functions:
- Planning is a difficult task for leaders to manage.
- Organization: Leaders may have difficulty identifying and allocating the resources necessary to meet organizational goals.
- Leading: A leader may encounter challenges in effectively communicating the organization’s vision and values, while also motivating and inspiring team members to achieve their individual and collective potential.
- Leadership and Control: Leaders may struggle to find the right balance between accountability and performance and the desire for innovation and experimentation while maintaining a supportive and positive work environment.
Each of the four managerial functions presents a challenge
- Planning: A manager may struggle to balance the organization’s goals and resources with external factors such as economic trends and market competition, while also addressing the needs and concerns of team members.
- Organising: It can be difficult for managers to effectively delegate tasks and responsibilities, and ensure that the team members receive adequate training and support in order achieve their goals.
- Leaders face difficulties communicating expectations, feedback and encouraging collaboration.
- Management: It can be difficult for managers to find the right balance between efficiency and productivity and the desire for adaptability and flexibility, and maintain a supportive and positive work environment.