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HCS 525 (UOP) Week 1 Individual Assignment - Leadership in Health Care Write a paper in 700 words in which you address the following: * Describe a current event within your healthcare organization that requires leadership attention. * Apply a leadership style that most closely represents your approach to addressing the situation. * Explain why your selection would accommodate a desirable outcome. Format paper consistent with APA guidelines As I emphasized in my 2009 keynote, psychologists have a unique role to play in the prevention and management of chronic disease. We are the experts in behavior change. Our interventions prevent unnecessary disability, help workers keep their jobs and improve quality of life. Clearly, psychologists have the training, skills and expertise to play vital leadership roles in a health care system that faces considerable challenges. In keeping with our 2011 conference theme, my speech is titled, “Leadership in an Evolving Health Care System.” More now than ever before, you and your colleagues have critical roles to play in serving as leaders for professional psychology. Each of us has a responsibility to help other health care professionals understand what psychologists do and the many contributions we can make to the health and well-being of our citizens and the nation. We are undervalued by many health care professions that see the health care teams of the future composed of physicians, physician assistants, nurses and other physical medicine providers. If we want to be valued as a health care profession and included as partners with other disciplines, we must be visible in the broader health care arena and willing to assume leadership positions. If we abdicate leadership roles, we give others power over our future as health care professionals. While leaders demonstrate numerous attributes, let me highlight just a few: curiosity; competence; dedication to goals; creativity; motivation; and courage. Leaders are dedicated to translating these qualities into action. They take a stand for what they believe in and work to convince others to think and act differently. Driven to finding better ways of doing things, leaders take paths that others fear to tread. They empower people by providing skills and guidance that enable moving forward. And they work at building strong relationships with others, inspiring trust and confidence in the process. Leaders are dedicated to translating these qualities into action. They take a stand for what they believe in and work to convince others to think and act differently. Driven to finding better ways of doing things, leaders take paths that others fear to tread. They empower people by providing skills and guidance that enable moving forward. And they work at building strong relationships with others, inspiring trust and confidence in the process.
Leadership is not just about performing a job: It’s about making a difference. To serve as effective leaders, we must understand the context for our leadership roles–namely, the changing

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