Contrasting Leadership Models Of Leadership In Healthcare Practice

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HCIS 725 Leadership in Healthcare Practice
Kirsten Blatchford
Contrasting Leadership Models Leadership models are developing to adapt to the changing needs of people and the surrounding environment (Dye, 2017). It is important for leaders to be flexible and take part in change to guide their teams and organizations to success. Over time, the theories of leadership have grown and taken different forms. The great man theory and trait theory were the initial concepts used to explain leadership. Situational leadership theories and transactional theories then emerged to help shape our understanding of leadership. This discussion will address the differences between the early theories of leadership vs. current theories of leadership, value-based …show more content…

Using certain leadership values, leaders can create a positive work environment for followers to succeed. In a healthcare environment, values such as respect, ethical behaviors, and integrity are crucial to providing proper patient care (Dye, 2017). I currently work in healthcare and always aim to integrate respect, ethical behaviors, and integrity in all my work. By prioritizing these values, I create a culture of trust, compassion, and high-quality care in my workplace. One way I plan to enhance my leadership skills in the healthcare industry is by being aware of my values and the values that are essential for effective leadership. It is important under value-based leadership to clearly understand what drives us as individuals and how those values can translate into being a successful leader (Dye, 2017). Awareness, action, and achievement will allow me to understand how my internal values drive my external behaviors (Dye, …show more content…

While popular literature focuses on practical advice and tips for leaders, academic literature delves into the theories and concepts behind leadership (Dye, 2017). One common issue with popular leadership literature is there are often claims made without sufficient evidence to back them up (Dye, 2017). With popular leadership literature, it is vital to make there is valid evidence to support all leadership claims. Without this support, it's difficult to determine whether the ideas apply to effective leadership (Dye, 2017). One way I can become a better critical consumer in my field is to do my research and fact-check claims before incorporating any ideas into my leadership style. I will approach popular leadership literature with a critical eye and take the time to research the evidence behind the claims being made. Using this approach, I can gain a better understanding of the principles of effective leadership and how to apply them to my life. Overall, effective leaders can combine both practical knowledge and theoretical understanding to motivate

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