DIRECTIONS: Answer each question in essay format. Each question should have a minimum of one reference (less than 5 years old). References may be used more than once for each question. 1. What is the difference between leadership and management? What role does headship play? Should all nurses be considered leaders? Explain your rationale using nursing theory? 2. Discuss the purpose of conducting an organizational needs assessment. 3. Describe the elements necessary in creating a high-reliability organization (HRO)? How are HROs and safety and quality related? What approach can the nurse administrator use to execute those elements in an organization? 4.Describe how servant leadership is viewed from both the secular and the biblical perspectives. 5. Next, research the differences and similarities between the biblical and secular perspectives of power and authority. What do you consider to be the most significant differences between the two? 6. How do servant leaders, as compared with leaders using the transformational model of leadership, manage organization dynamics and lead change to ensure that the continued success of the stakeholders will be served? Is servant leadership or transformational leadership the best approach to these tasks? Why? 7. Describe effective communication strategies to manage crucial conversations. What part does communication play in the management of a diverse work team (gender, culture, and generation)? Discuss a time in your professional life when a leader exemplified effective communication strategy in one of the above situations. 8. Mentoring is an important aspect of leadership. Describe a mentor that you have or have had in the past. What style of leadership did they use? What characteristics did they display that drew you to them as a mentor? Describe the importance of an effective mentor relationship for both the leader and the mentee. 9. Choose one provision from the ANA Code of Ethics. How is ethical behavior an integral part of being a nurse leader? How does one communicate the characteristics of a role model with this provision? Do ethics influence the leadership style of the nurse leader?