Leadership / Health Care
Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe
The author posits that the leadership practices are critical to ensuring the success of a person and that of the organization. People are not born with the leadership skills; rather they are acquired as a person grows in the society. The process only requires a person to gather the morale and have the desire of becoming an effectual leader. Therefore the development of leadership skills is an ending process that is enhanced through the activities of education, experiences, and training (Sinek, 2014). Leadership skills are learned by obtaining great knowledge from different levels and occurrences of activities in the management society.
Leadership is a choice that people have to make in a bid to serve people in a given setting. Good leaders always ensure that people feel safe with the tasks bestowed on them. This is achieved through various callings such as providing the appropriate remuneration when a task is well handled, or even promoting diligent employees. Besides, the work environment should be one that favors the callings of all the stakeholders. By creating a conducive and amicable environment for work, employees not only feel safe, but part of the initiatives set to ensure the successful accomplishment of tasks.
Good leaders also brew trust among them and the team being influenced. For example, a good leader will be transparent during the performance appraisal whereby he will explain clearly the parameters used to assess the employees. Besides, he will ensure that the employees are given a chance to explain themselves in case of a conflict at the place of work. Therefore, good leadership brews harmony and peace in the society; hence, fosters correlations and interdependence among stakeholders.
Why We have too Few Women Leaders
The author explicitly posits that few societies have obsolete thoughts regarding what leadership positions are fit for women. Besides, only few businesses permit or disregard lewd behavior in the work environment or apply strategies that put either ladies or men at an out of line inconvenience (Sandberg, 2010). Many women also claim to have many house chores and family callings to attend to, which prevents them from juggle work and home responsibilities. Besides, they consider vocation breaks or be disregarded for promotion; hence, dents the calls for equality at the workplace.
Women always fail to believe in their abilities because of the social strata in whichever areas they conform to. First, they are never accorded a chance to negotiate on their own since they believe that their male counterparts are well placed to air out views on their behalf. When people stem out from male chauvinistic societies, they have no option than living to the callings of the society. Women have also found it difficult to maneuver the business world, especially in line with accessing leadership positions. Despite various societal realms calling for gender equality at the places of work, gaps still exist in line with achieving the set targets of most leadership settings.
Women also tend to give up extremely easily at their given duties. For example, most women always detest challenges, and may give in to the demands of pressure. They tend to promote the notion that men are required to handle the difficult tasks either at work or at home. In this case, it is necessary to have a change in their mindset, which will not only promote the development of a rational society, but ensure that the future generation of the female gender does not succumb to the pressures of the male chauvinistic societies.
Therefore, unless efficient control measures are taken against the societal factors that dent the achievement of the set targets for gender equality, there will be no progress in the quest for realizing an increase in the number of women leaders. Besides, women will keep on shying away from the leadership roles since they believe that the society does not give credence to their essence in such callings.
The Antidote to Fragmented Health Care
The author posits an example a case where a patient did not receive the best care in a hospital despite the presence of doctors. What aroused his thinking was the fact that the documentation at the health facility was extremely wanting. Besides, there were no structures to ensure that the patients do not end up facing further problems in future. Therefore, because of the lack of efficient control structures at the hospital, the patient ended up suffering from other health ailments. The author suggested better ways of tackling the issues such as a universal health records systems and crediting the work done by the care givers (Kedar & Compton-Phillips, 2014).
Most healthcare systems are still offer services that are pegged on the historical records of a patient. However, there is need for healthcare systems that give credence to the current condition and personalized state of a patient, rather than the information offered by third parties, worse of it, by family members who always lack adequate medical skills. Despite the fact that the history of a patient may affect the treatment plans, times have greatly changed, which calls for more strict measures to tackle the ever-demanding ailments that emerge in the societies daily.
For example, when people go for treatment and end up accruing new forms of diseases, it is the healthcare providers to blame in such a case. Some of the ailments stems from environments that do not have the best structures to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.
The use of integrated systems is the best solution to this case, whereby the payments, universal electronic health records, and the minimization of disruptions, are all considered under one system. Besides, the care givers will be credited for their work since the performance appraisal systems will be managed from one front; hence, increase the efficiency of all concerned parties. Therefore, with an integrated system, which not only factors in the callings of the patient, but also the desires of the healthcare givers, the provision of perfect healthcare services will be a reality.
The biggest US Healthcare Challenges are Management Challenges” 2/6/15
The article shows that healthcare provision is one of the most important systems that an economy must ensure to its citizens. Besides, it posits that due to improvements in almost every sector of the modern human society, a lot of emphasis has been dedicated to the healthcare sector by both private and public initiatives to ensure human suffering caused by disease and ailments are reduced. The U.S. has invested a lot of resources to ensure a sustainable healthcare system. These systems are varied across world countries, depending on economic capacity and policy formulation (Merrild, 2015).
I believe that the healthcare spending in the United States is one of the greatest in the world. The U.S. government has allocated a lot of funds for the healthcare sectors, which shows its essence in the society. Despite the huge spending, the U.S.’ accountability and management of funds is still wanting, especially in terms of efficiency of the healthcare system. Notably, this poor ranking does not reflect the commitment of funding into the sector, but on the policy framework with which the authorities in the US handle healthcare provision. Priorities in the management of the healthcare sector do not seem to favor a proportionate healthcare concerns which aggravates the given realm’s issues. Administration costs for instance make the largest share of the direct costs which makes healthcare provision very expensive for individuals and the government.
Without efficient control and management structure, the U.S. healthcare sector will keep on languishing in resource-misappropriation and strategy cases. The government should ensure that it tackles the mismanagement issues in the sector to prevent a continuous slump in the cases at hand. Therefore, it is worth reckoning that there is a huge disparity between healthcare concerns and the management of the health structures at hand in the US.
Kedar, M. & Compton-Phillips, A. (2014). The Antidote to Fragmented Health Care.
Merrild, P. (2015). The Biggest U.S. Health Care challenges are management challenges.
Sandberg, S. (2010). Why we have too few women leaders. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/sheryl_sandberg_why_we_have_too_few_women_leaders/transcript?language=en
Sinek, S. (2014). Why good leaders make you feel safe. Retrieved from: https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_why_good_leaders_make_you_feel_safe/transcript?language=en