Leadership As A Dynamic Environment

1519 Words Nov 18th, 2015 7 Pages
Leadership in a Dynamic Environment
Leadership is generally known as the action of leading people which can be interpreted a multitude of ways. With different styles and theories of leadership practiced daily, each comes with its own set of challenges. The one constant every leader needs to be prepared for is change due to a multitude of internal and external factors that impact businesses daily. When leaders and mid- to lower level employees in healthcare organizations were asked “What 's the one word that best characterizes the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the U.S. healthcare delivery system," most will answer "Change (Delmatoff )”. Without adapting to these changes, all employees as well as the companies they work for will lack any potential opportunities for growth. Since businesses are constantly in a state of change, leadership itself cannot have a one size fits all approach, which is why Situational Leadership is leveraged often within varying environments including but not limited to healthcare, education, the military and more. Situational Leadership approach focuses on the best action of the leader dependent upon its situational factors, but must be partnered with a leader’s emotional and behavioral intelligence, allowing for each situation to be individually analyzed to identify the most suitable approach.
In the dynamic environments we work in today there are many factors that can impact a business and impose change. Legal and economic…
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