1. Introduce leadership and the topic related to leadership styles & characteristics of leaders.

a. Introduce the topic of leadership and its importance in healthcare. Includes the purpose of the paper.

2. Describe the following leadership stlyes:

a. Authoritative, democratic & laissez-faire

b. Which do you feel is more effective?

3. Describe the following types of leaders:

a. Transactional and Transformational

b. Which do you feel is more effective

4. Leadership Role:

a. Expound your role as a leader then select which leadership style and type of leader and                their characteristic you will assume in your new role.

b. What leadership role might you have as a RN?

c. List day to day you may have in this role.

d. Why do you feel leadership is important.

5. Conclusion: Summarize the main points from the content of your paper. DO not introduce any new information.