SUBJECT: Health and Science Leadership
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Chapters 9 & 10 & Covey #2 Discussion Posting
Chapter 7 distinquishes between the terms Servant Leadership and plain Leadership. Chapter 8 suggests that effective leaders are never satisfied with the status quo; they are continuously making changes in order to ensure that the mission and vision of the organization are achieved. Stephen Covey’s second habit suggests that we should “begin with the end in mind.”
1. What is the difference between Servant Leadership and just plain Leadership?
2. How may a leader reconcile status quo and continuously making changes?
3. How may Covey’s “begin with the end in mind” be applied pertaining to an individual’s career goals?
Reference: Leadership in Healthcare: Essential Values and Skills, Third Edition
By: Carson Dye
Instead of concentrating on the organization as a whole, a servant leader prioritizes those who are under them. When a leader practices servant leadership, they make sure that their followers are developing in all spheres of life, including their career, knowledge, autonomy, and even their physical and mental well-being. According to research, Agrawal stated (2021), using a traditional leadership style, the leader inspires followers to perform their duties by offering them advice, motivation, and guidance. A traditional leader’s primary goal is to strengthen the organization’s or company’s competitive position in the market. Or you can look at it from a throne aspect like as Kings and Queens/ royalty status as well.
Making an environment where the status quo is challenged is one approach to make sure that your leaders and teams are successful. After all, you are where true change begins. You must grant yourself permission to challenge the organization’s status quo and rally your team to your cause. For instance, an manager is someone who controls and supports the current situation and works to stabilize it and make the most of it, as opposed to a leader who confronts the current situation in search of a better one and seeks to bring about change.
American businessman Stephen R. Covey was also an author, lecturer, and educator. He offered strategies/methods for maximizing one’s potential. Some of them are honing their saws, keeping the whole picture in mind, collaborating, and considering win-win scenarios. Covey proposes the personal development strategy of synergy. It describes the coordinated action that takes place when people collaborate to create novel answers and alternatives. Synergy enables one to avoid negative energy and look for the good in others. According to Covey, developing your character rather than your personality is the key to long-term success.
Agrawal, E. (2021, October 16). Traditional leadership vs servant leadership: Servant leadership theory. Medium. https://medium.com/@eshaanagrawal143/traditional-leadership-vs-servant-leadership-servant-leadership-theory-9fd1b4592904
Dye, Carson F. (2017). “Leadership in Healthcare: Essential Values and Skills” Third Edition. Health Administration Press.https://reader2.yuzu.com/reader/books/9781567938470/epub
I really enjoy the materials in this course, especially Stephen R. Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. He certainly offers good strategies to maximize a person’s potential while keeping the whole picture in mind. I believe Habit 2: “begin with the end in mind” can be applied pertaining to an individual’s career goals. If we first construct the idea of what our career goals are and imagine what we will do to get there the likelihood of it happening should be successful compared to not visualizing it at all. There are other strategies out there such as this one like creating a vision board or goal mapping. Have you ever done something like this before? I have not personally, but when it comes to career goals I think this is a great way to try to implement Covey’s second habit. After reading the material it has inspired me to consider doing something to implement Habit 2 into my own life.
Have a great week.