Leadership Attributes in Public Health

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Describe the leadership attributes you aspire to. Include your reasoning on why you selected these attributes in relation to your role in public health.
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Managing public health organizations, solving problems, and dealing with crises require a competent leader who possesses certain personal attributes and specific skills that enhance leadership effectiveness in boosting participation and commitment among the team members to attain the set goals (Merson, et al., 2012). Being a well oriented leader and a decent listener require a strong and adherent team with defined and shared goals.
Public health Leader should emphasis on building a strong team with definite and shared objectives to maintain involvement in multidisciplinary health promotion which facilitates health services delivery for the whole community. Lawton et. al. (2013) argued that Coordination with the health promotion team requires a strong leadership model to be able to operate the health framework. Each leader needs to work as a member of the whole team to maintain the process wheel and reach a competent leadership level.
Greenblatt (2014) believed that a manager who uses aggressive or coercive manner regularly to motivate the employees, in vital circumstances, spirit and enthusiasm will be lost. Respectively, it is not expected that such demotivated employees would be dedicated greatly to the required task.
In fact, the list of the leadership attributes is endless but the qualities which meet the task requirements, as well as, satisfy majority of employees are the following:
Communication is a two-way track, so being an effective communicator needs decent listening and virtuous speaking (Sprenger, 2014). Sharing information with the employees motivate t...

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