The key rationale of this paper is to write a reflective essay on my leadership skills. This paper discusses my role as a dental radiographer, and discusses that what was my role as a leader and what were my leadership style? This paper discusses the critical evaluation of the concept of leadership in health and social care practice. The section discusses the impact of organizational culture on personal leadership effectiveness, and analysis of the key leadership qualities required meeting current challenges in practice. Last but not the least, this paper presents the critical evaluation of how the development of these key qualities will enhance personal effectiveness, team working and client care.
My Role as a Leader in my Workplace
I have delineated my abilities as leaders through the job role of a dental radiographer. Some of the pivotal leadership responsibilities were to take all intraoral and extra oral radiographs and Dental CT scans for patients, teach and supervise dental students during practical radiograph sessions in IMU OHC, supervise and monitor the radiographs' quality taken by students when treating patients in IMU OHC, ensure overall radiation safety and protection for students, patients, operators and staff (Allen, 2004, p. 127). Along with it, I was also responsible for ensuring proper infection control procedure is being practiced by students while performing dental x-ray examination, preparing the x-ray rooms before students' sessions and before x-ray examinations, and making sure x-ray machines and computers are in excellent condition every day. As a leader, I used to give proper guidance and teachings to my subordinates and followers.
My Leadership Style
Following are some of the leadership styles, approaches and strategies that I have followed in my team. In the context of my job, my approach as a leader is to define a direction for the company, protecting the ideas and principles to create dreams, that is, the supreme goals, the rationale for the organization. To become a true leader, I needed a deep and lifelong vocation to study and training (Eagly, 2000, p. 233). This means learning to handle the tools necessary to conduct working groups. Once this is achieved, the challenge is finding the right members that make up the group, develop a framework, define the fundamental principles and give the team an identity that make it unique and truly great (Bass, 2007, p. 130). In relation to my team, I always worked as a prominent leader and always tried to solve all the problems of my subordinates. I always gave a free hand to my subordinates and understood their difficulties (Bass, 2004, p. 33).
The leadership strategies that I followed are the social architecture, establishing the principles and form the identity of a large group. The action involves developing my leadership skills are:
The field of creativity, the construction of interpretations that create new opportunities for the environment.
In the area, of language, the Organizational culture of visions and narratives that mobilize others.
On the emotional level, creating new rules to listen, engage and act in pursuit of a ...