Discuss the difference between management and leadership.
Under Behavioral Theories in (M & H Chapters 2, 3) talk about the Autocratic, Democratic, and Laissez-Faire leadership styles.
Review these styles with the manager and ask the interviewee which best describes their style of L/M.
What do they see as the pros and cons of each style?
Ask the nurse leader/manager if they utilize a particular leadership theory.
Match their style with one of the theories from (M & H). Expand on this.
Select one of the theories that is a fit with your L/M style. Explain.
Also ask him/her about:
Their path to a leadership position. Was it intentional or did it ‘just happen’? Explain.
What formal preparation/education did they have for the position?
Additional supports they think would make them a better leader/manager?