Assignment #1- effectiveness of leadership styles:
This was the book that you used for the past Leadership assignment: Gardner, J. W. (1993). On leadership. New York: The Free Press.
- Identify the book you have chosen and why you chose it.
- In what ways do the author’s theories or approaches seem to resonate with your perspective of leadership?
- Select one of the public health leaders mentioned in this week’s video program or readings, and identify a leadership style that you think describes him or her, explaining why you think so. (This need not be the same leadership style as in the book you have selected.)
- In what ways would this individual’s leadership style be effective or ineffective in public health? Provide support for your views.
- What criteria would you use to assess the effectiveness of that style in that situation? Describe the criteria.
This Application Assignment should be 2–3 pages long
- Article: George, B., Sims, P., McLean, A., & Mayer, D. (2007). Discovering your authentic leadership.Harvard Business Review, 85(2), 1291-1338.
This article discusses leadership traits and characteristics. It focuses on “authentic” leadership and how leaders developed their leadership abilities.
- Article: Ancona, D., Malone, T. W., Orlikowski, W. J., & Senge, P. M. (2007). In praise of the incomplete leader.Harvard Business Review,85(2), 92-100.
This article discusses the analysis of four believed criteria found in all good leaders: sense making, relating, visioning, and inventing. Case studies representing best practices and utilization of each factor are reviewed.
- Article: Quinn, R. (2005). Moments of greatness.Harvard Business Review, 83(7/8), 740-83.
This article outlines Robert Quinn’s fundamental state of leadership theory. By achieving maximum leadership performance, leaders place themselves in a zen-like or maximum realm of productivity. Once the state is exited, leaders inadvertently have the ability to increase the overall performance of all those in contact with the effort.
- Article: Goleman, D. (2000). Leadership that gets results.Harvard Business Review, 78(2), 78–90.
This article discusses newly identified field research indicating that effective leaders establish and master a multifaceted approach to leadership to be effective. The six styles of leadership discussed in this article are: coercive, authoritative, affiliative, democratic, pacesetting, and coaching.
Using the guidelines in the selected article, informally assess your own workplace in this particular area. Then propose changes to improve your organization in this area, using a logic model to help you think through the change process. Because thinking and defining interrelationships is so important, be sure to review the theory of change/program design type of logic model that is described in the Kellogg Foundation’s Logic Model Development Guide (http://www.wkkf.org/knowledge-center/resources/2006/02/WK-Kellogg-Foundation-Logic-Model-Development-Guide.aspx).. In using this model for this assignment, substitute “organization/team” for their “community” references.
Include the following in your paper:
- Describe your informal assessment of your organization in one of the following areas, and provide support for this assessment.
- Emotional intelligence
- Employee engagement
- Positive personal regard and tapping into basic motivators
Focusing on the particular theme you select, describe the elements in your organization that are strengths and the elements that need to be changed.
- Explain how you would change your organization to improve it in this area. What obstacles stand in the way of this change?
- If you selected emotional intelligence, explain what you would do to foster an emotionally intelligent organization.
- If you selected employee engagement, explain how you would promote greater engagement among your organization’s employees.
- If you selected positive personal regard, explain how you would enhance your positive personal regard within your organization.
- Create a logic model that depicts your organization and what you, as a leader, would do to address the issues you see in the analysis above.
Submit your responses in a 1–2-page paper, and append the logic model at the end of this document (total of 2-3 pages).
As was evident in this week’s CDC Grand Rounds video, Addressing Preparedness Challenges for Children in Public Health Emergencies, the abilities of public health leaders are particularly put to the test in crisis situations. In this Application, you are asked to identify and analyze the effectiveness of communication strategies demonstrated by leaders in public health crisis situations.
In a 2- to 3-page paper, address the following:
- Analyze the public health communication as depicted in the Grand Rounds video. What are five communication strategies you noticed? How well were they implemented? Do you think the communication could have been done better? Explain your answers.
- Discuss an event you have seen in the news some time during the past several years in which leaders were asked questions and had to respond with crisis communication strategies. These are often weather related (e.g., floods, fires, other disasters) but can also be crime- or corruption-related stories that are in the media. If necessary, do Internet searches to refresh your memory or find out more about the ways in which the leader(s) communicated during your selected event.
- Describe the crisis situation.
- Assess the use of crisis communication strategies by the leaders. Which strategies were implemented? How well were these implemented? What strategies do you think they could have adopted to handle this situation better?