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MPH 631 Weeks 3 and 4 - CLASSIC DEFINITION OF LEADERSHIP A...

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4/10/14 1 A VERY BRIEF HISTORY OF LEADERSHIP MPH 631: PH Systems Leadership Dr. Kia James, EdD, MPH, RN, CNL CLASSIC DEFINITION OF LEADERSHIP Leadership is guiding, directing, teaching, & motivating to goal setting and for achievement. The process of influencing people to accomplish goals. LEADERSHIP IS……. (ROWITZ) Creativity Ability to see the present in terms of the future Respect for history Knowledge Vision Flexibility Requires ability to work with and influence others 3 DEFINITION OF LEADERSHIP (ROWITZ) Knowing when to lead and when to follow Contextual Commitment to the community and the values for which it stands social justice Public health agenda Leaders are everywhere in public health THE ESSENTIAL ABILITIES OF LEADERSHIP Identify useful information and use it Motivate and work with others Take risks and follow through Communicate at many different levels Act as a systems thinker and understand complexity (Rowitz, 2009) THE PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP Strengthen infrastructure Improve the health of each person in the community Build coalitions for public health Work with leaders from diverse backgrounds 6
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4/10/14 2 LEADERSHIP THEORIES Many… Mimic societal and human evolution! ERAS OF LEADERSHIP Tribal Pre-Classical Classical Modern Post-Modern THEORIES OF LEADERSHIP Great Man Theory TRAIT THEORIES OF LEADERSHIP Seek to differentiate leaders from non-leaders by who they are Overlook needs of followers Fail to clarify trait's relative importance Don't separate cause from effect Ignore situational factors TRAITS OF ADMIRED LEADERS (KOUZES AND POSNER)
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4/10/14 3 LEADERSHIP STYLE THEORIES OF LEADERSHIP …focus on the behavior and relationships of people interacting within a world of people.
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