Compare and contrast the roles and actions of leadership and management in the handling of conflict

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Compare and contrast the roles and actions of leadership and management in the handling of conflict


Your textbook indicates that conflict is a natural, inevitable condition in organizations (Sullivan, 2017, p. 199). As a nursing leader, you will undoubtedly have many opportunities to develop your skills in conflict management.


Compare and contrast the roles and actions of leadership and management in the handling of conflict. How do these two concepts relate to each other? How are they alike and how do they differ? How can conflict be beneficial and how can it be destructive? Discuss how nursing leaders can manage conflict in a nursing setting.

This is not a venue for your personal opinion. Support your assertions with evidence from recent, scholarly, peer-reviewed journals (preferably nursing journals). (“Recent” is less than five years old.) While your textbook is an excellent source of information it is not a journal. Follow this link for more information: What Is A Peer-Reviewed Article?

This assignment should be submitted in a Word document in APA format including title page, citations in text, and the reference page. Do not exceed 3 pagesexcluding the cover page and reference list. You may only submit one file and no late submissions will be accepted. Your submission will be evaluated using the rubric posted on Moodle.

N421 Conflict Management Written Assignment Rubric


Category Substantially Developed

(20-25 points)

Moderately Developed

(14-20 points)

Minimally Developed

(7-13 points)

Inadequately Developed

(1-6 points)

Ideas 1.  The purpose of the writing is clear to the reader. Clear and focused. 3

2.  Develops ideas cogently.  Easy to understand. Interesting. 3

3.  Considers the relationship between leadership & management of conflict5

4.  discusses how these two concepts relate to each other5

5.  supports premises with at least two recent peer-reviewed journal articles4

6.  Central idea is clearly communicated. 3

7.  Excels in responding to assignment. 2

1.  Decisions related to style, and content aid in achieving the purpose of the writing. 4

2.  Adequate but treatment of ideas that responds less well to the assignment.4

3.  Discussion has less detail, and/or needs more support.4

4.  Central idea less clear.4

5.  Competent, but not excelling.4

1.  The purpose of the writing is difficult to discern. 2

2.  Mundane treatment of ideas. 2

3.  Some confusion or irrelevant details present. 3

4.  Responded to less than half of assignment. 3

5.  Lacks adequate detail.2

6.  Missing required reference.1

1.  The purpose of the writing is not clear to the reader. 1

2.  Unclear, repetitious, confusing or disconnected thoughts; 1

3.  No clear central idea; 1

4.  Unfocused introduction or conclusion; 1

5.  Does not respond to the assignment. 1

6.  Not supported from the literature.1

Organization 1.  Order, structure, and presentation of information is compelling; 7

2.  Flows smoothly; Draws reader in; 6

3.  Well organized.6

4.  Clear and specific introduction and conclusion. 6

1.  Overall organization is clear. 5

2.  Recognizable introduction and conclusion. 5

3.  Adequate transition of ideas between paragraphs. 5

4.  Most ideas relate together.5

1.  Organization is hard to follow. 7

2.  Connections between ideas unclear at times. 6

1.  Ideas arranged randomly rather than logically. 2

2.  Logic relating to the central idea not always clear. 2

3.  A clear sense of direction is not evident.2

Personal Work & APA Style 1.  Work shows reflection and paraphrasing. 7

2.  Displays originality and creativity.6

3.  Sources of information are cited correctly using APA format for both in-text citations and in the reference list. 6

4.  Less than 15% direct quotes used.6

1.  Work provides some reflection and paraphrasing.  7

2.  Minor and/or occasional errors in APA formatting are present 7

3.  Less than 20% direct quotes used.6

1.  Work shows little reflection or paraphrasing.  5

2.  Several errors in APA formatting (if applicable). 4

3.  Less than 25% direct quotes used.4

1.  Work provides no reflection or paraphrasing. 2

2.  Major and/or frequent errors in APA formatting are present 2

3.  Greater than 30% direct quotes used.2

Spelling, Grammar, & Language 1.  Writing is essentially error-free in terms of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and language usage. 15

2.  Words are clear and accurate. 5

3.  Uses direct language.5


1.  Minor errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, and language usage which do not detract from the writing nor impede understanding. 15

2.  Words are clear and mostly accurate. 5

1.  Uses generalizations, clichés or platitudes. 3

2.  Several errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation and language usage that detract from content understanding. 10

1.  Writing contains frequent spelling and grammar errors which interfere with comprehension of content. 2

2.  Errors in language block the reader’s understanding of content. 2

3.  Language is wordy or repetitive.2

Instructor Comments:  



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