ur learning set’s first meeting see appendix 1 was used by members

ur learning set’s first meeting (see appendix 1) was used by members to acquaint ourselves, outline our goals and lay emphasis on how we can achieve them. The learning set communicated with each other through different avenues like our weekly meetings, telephones and social media (WhatsApp). The preferred means of communication was the WhatsApp which happens to be efficient and cost effective. The group members always gave honest feedback to each other regarding our individual performances in group activities. These feedbacks helped us reflect, learn and aim to be better professionals. NMC expects nurses to be able to extend candid feedback to colleagues and people receiving feedback should reflect and learn from them (NMC, 2015). On reflection, I have found out from other members of my ALS that the type of leadership style that I prefer happens to be transformational. The foundation of nursing leadership style (2013) test also suggested that my style is more of transformational. The learning set members unanimously stated that I am an effective, transformative leader who always lead by example, motivate, respect and continuously think outside the box. Flynn (2013) believes that transformational leaders are more interested in achieving group goals rather than individual ones, they share similar qualities and exhibit same demeanour. The action learning sets give the participants the opportunity to learn from each other and give them the courage to lead (Roser, 2016). An important finding by the work of Geier (2016) was that transformational leaders can be less transformational during difficult times than normal. I am aware of the finding stated by Geier and I can be transactional or even situational at times with my leadership. There was a time when one of the members was not pulling her weight, I became transactional in my leadership to get her complete the allocated task. I did so by having a trade-off with her. Action learning set made me realise and appreciate my personal leadership qualities which werehelpful in enabling our group to achieve our aims (see appendix 3) and thus prepare me for leadership role within the NHS. It is very important for healthcare professionals to know the type of leadership style and theories that will be ideal for nursing. Such knowledge will make the person become a better leader, improve the way that person relates to colleagues and more equipped to work with colleagues with challenging attitudes (Giltinane, 2013). The group members entrusted the mantle of leadership on me and I was happy to accept it. They also noted that my weaknesses as a leader include inability to effectively delegate and believe in the capabilities of other members. Alfred (2015) argued that delegation is one of the most important skill a leader must have to effectively enhance productivity and encourage growth within an organisation. Delegation on the hand might not be an easy thing for me to embark on because I will not be fully convinced that those members that I delegated some tasks to will deliver promptly and to a high standard. I really felt bad receiving such constructive

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