Leadership Theories Applied Discussion

Explain what is meant by a manager’s power base and the ways managers in a healthcare setting develop it.

  • Describe how trait theory can be effectively applied to the healthcare setting. Include a discussion of the contributions and weaknesses of this theory.
  • Apply the contingency theories as they related to the healthcare work environment to assess the appropriate style of leadership and the implications for motivation, satisfaction, and productivity.
  • Discuss the need for transformational or collaborative leadership in the next five years as the health care environment transforms as a result of industry reform.