Leadership Styles In Health Care

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Governments in established countries worldwide are trying to give health care with accessible resources, and regarding the growing demand, enhanced patient acuity in healthcare centres and care facilities, rapid throughput of patients, and escalating costs related in part with healthcare technology. In the context of these pressures, there has been a range of reforms and initiatives, with leaders normally in the forefront of their implementation. These pressures can influence, particularly upon their capability to perform successfully, and this is especially the case in rural and remote areas where the burden of workloads and an insufficient supply of health care experts can wrongly impact even the most dedicated leader (Buykx, Humphreys, &…show more content…
The Hindu religious books, the Old Testament of Bible and the Canons of Confucius all have alluded to leaders and leadership. Egyptian hieroglyphics, the ancient Greek and Latin texts are some of the easiest written versions which have mentioned about kings and their styles of ruling the society. Leadership is woven into the very fabric of human society. Human race would not have survived if the leadership was not at the centre stage. The animals that are high in the evolutionary chain depend on the ‘alpha’ male of female to provide direction and protection. Bonanni has recently studied about the pack animal dominance behaviour and traits of…show more content…
Although on face value, charisma, creativity and flexibility appear to be great traits and characteristics, evidence is not strong for the same in success of leadership. Motivation, integrity, honesty and self-confidence and cognitive ability are the key leadership traits that are common in successful and well known leaders (Wilson, Couper, & Marais, 2009).
The current trait theory is widely accepted as the big five traits. Psychologists have argued that these are the basic behaviours of human psychology and that not all of them relate to success in leadership. The five factors described in ‘the big five traits’ are open to experience, agreeableness, extroversion, conscientiousness and neuroticism acronym to remember is OCEAN or CANOE. Psychologist considers these as personality or psyche traits. Each of these big five has further smaller

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