Using what you know about your personal leadership style and the tenets of servant
leadership, explain why it is important to be able to meld these principles together as a
public health professional and leader. Provide two suggestions for doing so. In replies to
peers, discuss whether you agree or disagree with the ideas presented, and justify your
response using the topic materials.
As a public health professional and leader in the healthcare profession, it is essential to
meld the principles of servant leadership and my leadership style to ensure an overall successful
and effective leadership. Servant leadership distills a viewpoint that the team is more important
than the leaders and individuals. As a leader, I have the responsibility to set a medical vision. As
a leader being responsible sounds easy, but in the real sense is somewhat complicated as a vision
needs to have an evolving capability with the patient’s best interests at hand. As a leader, it is my
responsibility to recruit outstanding people that I can work with to ensure the quick recovery of
patients. Even more important is the ability to have my teams back by availing them the tools
that they need to succeed and further eliminating the barriers that stand in the way of their work
and execution of their duties. A lot of times, the barriers can also be hopefully be eliminated
successfully. When team members achieve success, it is also important to celebrate this and
recognize them individually for their accomplishments. As the leader, it is my responsibility not
to be recognized for their success but rather to be celebrated in the back row. This is the kind of
leadership style that I envision and aspire towards achieving.
I agree with the ideas presented because, through such suggestions, healthcare
professionals under my kind of leadership will be able to offer their best services since they will
have the backing of the leadership in the administration of their duties (Khajeh, 2018) . Also, it
will inspire the best of services as well as motivation from team members since members
themselves are rewarded based on the quality of work that they perform rather than the
leadership in general.
Khajeh, E. (2018). Impact of Leadership Styles on Organizational Performance. Journal of
Human Resources Management Research, 1-10.