Speaker: Loretta Forlaw and Dr. Linda Gibson-Young
In this session, we explore self-directed leadership. In order for leaders to effectively influence others, they need to show self-mastery along with a deep understanding of what it takes to change. Self-directed leadership is an effective mindset for dealing with constant, rapid changes that occur in our 21st Century world.
Today’s leaders are asked to demonstrate agility and foresight so that the people they lead can adapt to diverse and complex work, political, and social environments. Leaders must grow their personal strengths, attitudes, and behaviors if they want to lead others through ever-more complex challenges. Self-directed leaders work through everyday demands and obstacles to make mindful choices and decisions, even in the face of uncertainty. Because of this, self-directed leaders must develop and clarify their personal vision and mission.
Self –Directed leaders work through everyday demands and obstacles to make mindful choices and decisions, even in the face of uncertainty. Because of this, self-directed leaders must develop and clarify their personal vision and mission. Self-Directed Leadership is achieved through formal or individually directed learning.
The steps that promote self-directed leadership are:
1. Articulation of the ideal self-as-leader.
2. An accurate appraisal of the real self.
3. Creation of a learning agenda based on the skill gaps between ideal and real self.
4. Systematic practice of new skills.
5. Creation of relationships and networks that provide support and candid feedback.
Session participants will be offered the opportunity to complete the Self-Directed Leadership Questionnaire.
Bio: Loretta Forlaw, PhD, RN, FACHE is passionate about sharing the joy associated with nursing and healthcare leadership. She is an Assistant Professor in the Nursing Leadership and Management Program in the College of Nursing, University of Central Florida. Dr. Forlaw earned her PhD in nursing at the Catholic University of America, a Master of Nursing Degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Pacific Lutheran University Dr. Forlaw is retired from the United States Army Nurse Corps. She has maintained clinical and leadership skills and a focus on leadership and legacy throughout her career. She is a Certified Business Coach. She is a member and Fellow (FACHE) of the American College of HealthCare Executives (ACHE).She is a member of The American Nurses Association (ANA),), the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives (FONE) and several other nursing and healthcare organizations.
Bio: Dr. Linda Gibson-Young thrives on creativity and thinking outside the box. She is an Associate Professor with Auburn University and has rich experience mentoring and educating nursing students. She has a PhD in nursing and is a family nurse practitioner and nurse educator. She began her nursing career at Children’s Health System in Birmingham and over the past 20 years, she has worked with schools of nursing in Alabama, Florida, and Texas. Her research interest focuses on home interventions aimed towards family management of childhood asthma and partnerships within the school system.
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