Self Reflection/Reaction Paper
Throughout the semester, students are exposed to contemporary and historical influences on
leadership and management. Students engage in a variety of activities to increase exposure to
these influences. The purpose of this assignment is to integrate learning from activities
performed in this course and reflect on their meaning to the students’ understanding of health
care, and leadership and management.
Students will write a reflection of no more than 1,500 words (excluding title page and references)
using APA format. First-person (I, me, my) is permitted for this assignment. The reflection
should be a summary of students’ takeaways from the course. Describe what was learned over
the course of the semester and how it can be applied. Students are required to have a minimum of
eight (8) scholarly references to support their thoughts and ideas. As a framework and
minimally, students should answer the following questions:
Section 1 – Course topics, activities, case studies
Describe the leadership experience.
Explain how you, as a health care and health science leader, would develop and evaluate ethical
practice strategies for promoting patient safety and managing issues generated by health
disparities. In addition, identify and describe skills needed to guide, mentor, and support others
in their efforts to achieve excellence in practice.
Using the five Course Units as a framework, describe how the units experience exposed students
to and enhanced their understanding of each Course Unit.
• Leadership and Management Foundation
• Leadership and management in Practice
• Leadership in Healthcare Organizations
• Leading People and Managing Resources into the Future
• Developing Self
Leadership and Management Foundation
SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP: AN ORGANIZING FRAMEWORK
Explore the Situational Leadership Model and meet the fictional team that you will be
engaging with throughout the course
a. The study of leadership and management in health care
b. Determining your own leadership/management style
c. Understanding leadership and management theory
d. Effective Communication and Collaboration
e. Diversity, Belonging, and Inclusion
f. Personal leadership style
g. Culturally Competent and Inclusive Leader
h. Building a Successful Leadership Team
11. Leadership and management in Practice
LEADERSHIP AND PERSONALITY
Explore personality traits and figure out how to how to choose the right leader for the right
LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION
Use your personal values to communicate your trustworthiness as a leader to your team.
a. Professional competencies and personal skills and responsibilities
b. Application of leadership/management skills, tools, and abilities
c. Strategies for managing individuals, groups, and organizations
d. Leadership/management models in practice
e. Leadership style and team approach
f. Leadership style and health professions
g. Community building
111.Leadership in Healthcare Organizations
LEADING IN TIMES OF CRISIS
Compare different crisis situations and determine how best to lead a team through such
Explore how to lead effective and transformational change in an organization.
a. Understanding Your Organizational Context
b. Building Relationships Within and Across Organizations
c. Strategically managing an organizational environment
d. Ethics in health leadership
e. Measuring outcomes of leadership initiatives
f. Understanding the executive roles in health leadership
g. New Leadership in Health Care
h. Leading Quality and performance Improvement initiatives
Leading People and Managing Resources into the Future
UNDERSTANDING LEADERSHIP AS A RELATIONSHIP WITH FOLLOWERS
Create and lead teams more effectively by taking each individual’s personality and strengths into
Learn how to design team purpose, effectively fill team roles, and promote team psychological
a. Leadership challenges for the next decade
b. Leading nonperforming employees
c. Responsibilities of mentorship, coaching, and succession planning
d. Leadership and effective decision making
e. Financial considerations for healthcare leaders
f. Human Resource considerations
g. Future Trends: Implications for Leadership
h. Global Healthcare Leadership
V. Developing Self
a. Your Leadership Signature
b. Developing healthcare leaders and emerging/aspiring leaders in healthcare
c. Strategic thinking leaders
d. Personal philosophy of leadership and self-reflection
e. Professional Organizations
f. Opportunities and engagement at work
g. Networking and fellowships
h. Using your leadership/power for good
i. Creating a Compelling Picture of the Future
j. Inventing Your Way to a New Future and Building Credibility
k. Teams and Your Leadership Journey
Describe an example related to each topic observed within healthcare (work, community, school,
etc.). Why was that example chosen? How does it exemplify the readings/activities from the
Course Unit? What was learned/a takeaway?
Section 2 –Team Project
Describe at least three takeaways from the Team Project. Describe newly acquired leadership
skills or processes.
Section 3 – Interview
Summarize findings from the interview.
• What was new knowledge about leadership and managment topic gained from the
• What do the findings from the assignment suggest about your topic?
• What are the main arguments?
• Was the interview useful?
• Was the information reliable?
• How do the findings fit into the current knowledge of the research topic?
• How did the interview change or confirm thoughts about leadership and management?
• How was the interview helpful?
• How can this knowledge be incorporated into current practice?
Resource-(Purdue Owl Writing Lab, 2018)
Section 4 Summary
Summarize and integrate learning from all course activities into a comprehensive whole.
• What was learned?
• What are the takeaways from the course?
resources that can help=
How to Grow as a Leader: https://www.ccl.org/multimedia/podcast/how-to-grow-as-a-leader/
How I’ve Developed Myself as a Leader: https://www.sidecaredge.com/how-developed-myselfleader/
The Power of Knowing Yourself as a Leader: https://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/executiveeducation/the-kellogg-experience/thought-leadership/knowing-yourself-as-leader.aspx
4 Essential Things Your Personal Brand of Leadership Needs: https://www.emergenetics.com/blog/4-
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