NURS6201 Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare Week 11 Discussion Nursing Leadership Action and Continuous Improvement Plan It is generally accepted that change will occur whether we want it to or not. Nurse leaders understand that they may either shape and control the change or deal with the consequence of accidental change or change by drift. By cultivating self-awareness and planning professional goals, you will be poised to be the type of leader who can shape and lead the change that occurs in your organization. This Discussion, you reflect on the growth of your leadership knowledge base and skills during the quarter. You also set goals for how you can continue this growth beyond the course. To prepare: Review the Resources. Reflect on your Clifton Strengths results from the beginning of the course as well as the growth you have made in completing the course. Consider how you will continue to enhance your leadership behaviors after the course. Review the Walden resource on creating SMART goals. Post an end-of-course assessment of your strengths and areas for improvement. Reflecting back on this course and using the literature, develop two SMART goals that you could implement to enhance your leadership behaviors and skills. Note: For this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create Thread” to complete your initial post. Remember that once you click on Submit, you cannot delete or edit your own posts, and you cannot post anonymously. Please check your post carefully before clicking on Submit! Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses and respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days by providing feedback in one or more of the following ways: Provide feedback on whether your colleagues’ goals are written in SMART format. To what extent were your colleagues’ SMART goals aligned with what they identified as the leadership behaviors targeted for improvement? Provide feedback on how they could use the SMART goals to increase their sphere of influence. Suggest ways they could address barriers and challenges to implementing the goals. Suggest possible organizational resources and empowerment opportunities they could leverage to achieve their goals.  Purchase this Tutorial.