Welcome back for Module Four of Nursing Informatics Leadership Theory and Practice. Determine your personal informatics leadership style based on results from the Minnesota Nursing Informatics Leadership Inventory to inform requisite variety leadership practice. Learning objectives for this module invite you to react to opinions of nursing informatics leaders about requisite variety leadership behaviors to gain insights that promote success. Complete the Minnesota Nursing Informatics Leadership Inventory to gain insight into your situation specific leadership style. Relate your Minnesota Nursing Informatics Leadership Inventory results to your original person leadership mission statement to recraft the statement based on new insights,. And apply the law of requisite variety to enhance your personal leadership development plans. New, emerging, and seasoned leaders have different professional development needs. As you complete the learning activities for this module, consider what developmental needs are important to you. You will have an opportunity to watch a short video clip and hear from contemporary nursing leaders about the requisite variety and repertoire of skills they believe successful Nursing Informatics Leaders need today. Challenging oneself to enact the law of requisite variety has positive benefits for the leader, as well as teams, and the organization. As part of this module, we revisit the Minnesota Nursing Informatics Leadership Inventory. Specifically, we ask you to review your leadership inventory results to gain insight into your current leadership practice skill set. And to consider what other leadership skills you need to develop to build your requisite variety leadership repertoire. After reflecting on the results of your Minnesota nursing informatics leadership inventory, revisit the personal leadership statement you developed in module two. Craft a new personal leadership mission statement with insights gained from the analysis and synthesis of your MNILI results. For example, I completed the MNILI and my result suggest I am most likely to use partnership and deligative leadership styles. I never use a authoritarian leadership styles and my leadership profile is diverse and my style applies across multiple nursing informatics leadership scenarios. This diverse profile suggests I may have requisite variety of leadership skills to address certain complex problems. And I am usually satisfied with leading across all scenarios. Primarily, I am a facilitator and mentor, as I convene and connect people to address issues and create solutions. I guide and support others and foster interpersonal dynamics within groups. Such behaviors help to achieve long-term change. I am most aligned with a collaborative culture. I am also a visionary innovator and adept at envisioning, creating, and advocating for novel ideas and solutions. I can be a champion for a new change and appreciating value of creative culture. I also have skills as a coordinator and organizer as I obtain and manage resources, connect people and resources, and keep track of progress. This is well-suited for achieving incremental change. I can function in a hierarchy culture. I am least comfortable leading in the competitive market driven environment. My least preferred leadership is in the situation which would achieve fast changed through setting and achieving high stake goals and standards. Working to be recognized as the best and fulfilling expectations quickly. I'm pleased with my MNILI result for the most part. I agree, I am a create and collaborate type of leader. I also realize the need for problem solving and control. I acknowledge that I am least comfortable in a market-competition market, and would never want to work as sales person or in a competitive market industry. The issues that this raises for me though, is how might I partner with people to work in a compete culture. So that I could bring my strength forward and contribute to the organization or overall mission and purpose of the initiative. Perhaps a great exercise for me would be to complete a polarity map with collaboration and competition as the two poles. I think the greater good would be realization of being part of high functioning team. A downside might be loss of personal autonomy. Recall my first value-derived personal leadership statement was, I am committed to well-being and the leadership development of future generations through coaching with care, creativity, and integrity. Based on my MNILI results, I might revise my statement as follows, I am a well-rounded leader, who values creativity and solution finding, while supporting and collaborating with others to promote efficiency and effectiveness in service of desired organizational and professional futures. I am also committed to well being and the leadership development of future generations through coaching with care, creativity, and integrity. How can you value open systems and promote creativity and invention as you pay attention to the external environment related to emerging trends and consequences for practice? How can you compete in the short-term as you focus on the organization and pay attention to investing and realization of profits while continuing to motivate and make deals? How can you control internal processes and improve system structures and standards to realize the efficiency and quality through time? How can you attend to human relationships to support collaboration over the long-term? How do you continue to build communities of practice that value learning and knowledge work? What do you have to do to develop the requisite variety to appreciate and use all the elements of the competing values framework to advance and deepen your leadership skill set? How will you cultivate autonomous engagement, practical vision, teachable confidence, and caring confrontation? Complete the learning activity associated with revision of your leadership statement, and then share your reactions by answering the questions in the discussion prompt. In addition, complete the learning activity associated with revision of your leadership mission statement and share your reactions by answering the questions in the discussion prompt. For example, based on your revision, what will you start doing? What will you stop doing? What will you continue to do? Check out the added references and resources. Quiz time enables you to test your mastery and knowledge from this module before you move on to the next module in the course which explores the concept of foresight leadership.