This course examines organizational leadership in the context of the health care organization. Principles, theories and models of leadership are explored. Collaborative relationships, concepts of power and professional culture are explored. Students will articulate a personal vision of leadership and ways of providing direction within today’s complex health care system.
Examine the essential characteristics needed for future heath care leaders.
Examine the social and cultural issues that leaders face.
Analyze the ethical responsibilities of a leader in the health care environment.
Decision-Making in Leadership
Propose a process health care leaders can use to promote organizational change.
Examine leadership qualities involved in risk taking.
Identify problem-solving models used in health care.
Analyze the benefits of interdisciplinary healthcare relationships.
Describe empowerment strategies used by health care leaders.
Analyze the concept of followership and the impact on leader relationships.
Vision and Power of Leaders
Analyze the positive and negative applications of power.
Determine appropriate organizational and employee performance measures that that successful mentors and coaches use.
Describe the key elements of mentoring and coaching in a health care environment.
Create a personal definition of leadership that reflects essential elements.
Theories and Models of Leadership
Examine the essential elements of health care leadership.
Discuss the various types of leadership theory and how they apply to health care.
Identify the different skill sets for leaders in health care in the 21st century.
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