Big Dog Leadership Essay

Submitted By mozar123
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Upon entering this class it is expected that each student will have formed some opinion/position as to what constitutes leadership, particularly in healthcare. Based on the material in chapter 1 discuss Northouse's definition of leadership as it compares to your personal definition of leadership. Employ critical thinking skills acquired while reading the Carl Sagan article.
How is Northouse’s definition the same/different from what you believe (d) leadership to be? If your thoughts/ideas about leadership come from other authors cite references and quotes and discuss the strengths and challenges of defining leadership. Does healthcare have any unique demands for leadership? If so, what might they be?
At the end of your participation in the threaded discussion state what you believe to be the number one challenge in defining leadership as it relates to health care. Begin your final posting for this assignment with: "The number one challenge...”
Peter Northouse in his book defines: leadership as process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal.
Don Clark of Big Dog Leadership defines leadership in this way “Leadership is a complex process by which a person influences others to accomplish a mission, task or objective, and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent."
In my view and from research, to be a leader one has to know his strengths, challenges and who he is as an individual. Leaders must know the basic principle and that is to