The text defines leadership as “the process in which one engages others to set and achieve a common goal” and management as “the process of accomplishing predetermined objectives through effective use of human, financial, and technical resources.” Select a healthcare management position such as an imaging director or long-term care nursing director. For this position, do the following:
- Describe the activities that fall into the definition of leadership.
- How does this position relate to senior leadership?
- Describe the activities that fall into the definition of management.
- Explain where the leadership and management activities overlap.
NOTE: If you are currently working in a healthcare management position, you can use your own job. If you work in an HCO but you aren’t a manager, interview your manager or someone else in a management position. If you do not work at an HCO, contact a local HCO that you are interested in. The human resources, community relations, or education departments should be able to assist you with finding a manager to interview. If you cannot locate a working HCO manager to interview, contact your instructor for guidance.