Title: Mastering leadership: A Vital Resource for Healthcare Organizations
Author: Alan T. Belasen, Barry Eisenberg, & John W. Huppertz
Ed/Year: 1st / 2015
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
In this assignment, you will consider what personality traits are seen in an effective leader and what skills are critical for effective leadership.
Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research the early trait theory.
Based on your research and understanding, complete the following discussion:
Provide a definition of leadership. First, give a textbook definition and then your own personal definition.
List and describe the critical skills required of leaders.
Using the early trait theory, list and describe common traits of leaders and managers.
List and describe the various leadership styles. According to you, which of these leadership styles is the best? Why?
To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Your initial posting should be addressed at 150-300 words. Submit your document to this Discussion Area by the due date assigned. Be sure to cite your sources using APA format.
Respond to your peers throughout the week. Justify your answers with examples, research, and reasoning. Follow up posts need to be submitted by the end of week.
Use the following rubric as a guide to complete your discussion responses.