Write a responce to discussion post below Leadership Styles in Nursing Leadership is key for the success of nursing organizations. Poor leadership can lead to dissatisfaction among staff members, poor working environments, increased employee turnover, and decreased motivation. Unfortunately, many working environments suffer from the effects of poor leadership, which has been one of the causes for nursing shortages around the United States. Improving leadership styles can lead to retention in the workplace. Leadership theories are constantly developing. Leadership is “defined as the art of influencing others to achieve their maximum potential to accomplish any task, objective, or project” (Specchia et al., 2021). Leaders possess different leadership styles that can either lead to success or cause negativity in the workplace. According to the article “Leadership Styles and Nurses’ Job Satisfaction”, there are seven different leadership qualities, including transformational, transactional, laissez-faire, servant, resonant, passive-avoidant, and authentic (Specchia et al., 2021). Among these different styles, leadership qualities are highlighted. Some of the qualities that nurses look for in their leaders are a “passion for nursing, a sense of optimism, the ability to form personal connections with their staff, excellent role modelling and mentorship, and the ability to manage crisis while guided by a set of moral principles” (Anonson et al., 2014).