In this module, we introduce the Minnesota Nursing Informatics Leadership Inventory or MNILI. To help nursing and informatics leaders understand and develop the variety of leadership skills needed for leadership success, Doctor Pesut and I collaborated on the creation of the MNILI, based on the competing values framework. The MNILI examines preferred leadership cultures and behaviors of nursing informatics leaders, relative to four different nursing informatics scenarios. You will learn about the MNILI and then complete the tool in order to gain self knowledge of your nursing informatics leadership skills and how you would tailor them in the four scenarios. Our learning objectives are: to describe the Minnesota Nursing Informatics Leadership Inventory, to understand its structure and its intended purpose, to analyze nursing informatics scenarios in relationship to the competing values framework, to gain appreciation for using them differently depending on the scenario, and to complete the MNILI to gain self knowledge of your nursing informatics leadership skills and how you will apply them across four scenarios. The MNILI promise is that nursing informatics leaders need many skills to succeed in organizational leadership roles. Leaders need to apply their skills differently in various contexts and settings. The MNILI questions are based on the Competing Values Framework four leadership cultures and 12 leadership skills. In addition, there are three questions related to Lewin's leadership styles, which are authoritarian, democratic, or laissez-faire, and one question about leadership satisfaction. This basic structure repeats for four different nursing informatics leadership scenarios. The 16 basic questions have five responses from not like me, to very much like me. At the end of the survey, there are a few questions that will help us understand your answers in relationship to others including age, occupation, and experience. A key to successfully completing the MNILI for optimal self-discovery is to read each scenario, imagine yourself solving the challenge described in the scenario, and answer the questions accordingly. First, the individual answers will enable you to consider your preferred leadership skills relative to each scenario and overall. This will help you gain self knowledge and plan for further leadership development. Second, data generated from MNILI, will help to understand patterns in nursing informatics leadership data and inform future nursing informatics leadership discourse. In the next four slides, we will see the scenarios described in MNILI. Imagine yourself leading a professional informatics organization. You recognize an innovation that is needed and will positively influence the organization and the nursing informatics specialty. What leadership skills stand out for you in this situation that will enable you to align person, process, and purpose to achieve this goal? Imagine yourself leading nursing informatics in a healthcare organization. There's a high turnover rate among your nurses and you realize that they are at risk of burnout, because of the overwhelming demands of new technology. What leadership skills stand out for you in this situation? Again, imagine yourself leading nursing informatics in a healthcare organization. You realize that the nursing informatics agenda is not visible nor well understood at the organizational level, limiting nursing's ability to participate and influence decision-making related to nursing and interprofessional informatics. What leadership skills stand out for you in this situation? Imagine yourself leading nursing informatics in an electronic health record software company. You charge your team with designing a new utility that supports rapid, transparent, and effective communication across all disciplines to ensure that nursing and interprofessional documentation options are explicitly patient-centered and visible to all clinicians. Your goal is to establish your software as an industry leader with this utility. What leadership skills stand out for you in this situation? In addition to receiving an individual report, the MNILI dashboard allows participants to view MNILI results from everyone and compare them by country. Overall, MNILI results showed both individual differences by scenario and commonalities across leaders. MNILI is copyrighted by the regents of the University of Minnesota and is freely available for use by other researchers. Go to the MNILI link and complete your survey, then save a copy of your individual report. You can save it as a PDF file or printed on paper, or if you're using a mobile device, you could save a screenshot. Return to the MNILI dashboard to compare your results with the overall responses on the MNILI dashboard. When you select your country on the map, the responses from your country will be displayed compared to the overall responses. For this module's discussion, summarize your insights about your preferred leadership behaviors and your flexibility across leadership cultures and scenarios. How do these compare with other nursing informatics leaders responses? Then complete the required readings and take the quiz to test your new knowledge.