Leadership discussion

This weeks reading discussed a number of current leadership theories. In order to deepen our understanding of how these theories can be applied to our practice in health care, choose one theory and describe one practical way to apply that particular theory to leadership in your clinical or administrative practice and how utilizing that theory differs from your current leadership principals/practice (or those of a leader who you work under).

Here are a couple additional readings on leadership theory. The first is a publication on leadership in health care out of the United Kingdom with a section that discusses leadership theory in health care. The second is an article on transformational leadership, one of the most commonly applied theories in health care leadership publications.

Leadership and Leadership Development in Health Care

Smith PO. Leadership in Academic Medical Centers: Transactional and Transformational Leadership