Importance of Strategic Leadership in Health Care Organizations

Strategic planning and management are important for health care organizations today. One of the importances is that it enables the healthcare organisations to achieve desirable outcomes. O’Dea et al (2006) argue that managers in healthcare organisations use meetings to develop strategic plans and work towards achieving specific outcomes. Managers use their management skills and roles to bring people together in meetings and guide them through the development of vision and mission of the organisation and development of strategies to be followed in order to achieve them (Wardale and Thorpe, 2008). Strategic management also allows leaders of health care organisations to communicate effectively and encourage teamwork among the staff of the organization in order to achieve the organization’s objectives.

Strategic planning also allows the organisation to manage and utilize resources efficiently in order to achieve specific goals of the healthcare organizations. For example, leaders of health care organisations may develop strategic plans containing the budgets, time schedule and resources to be used as part of logistic management in the organisation (Bates, 2010). This ensures that the organization’s resources are efficiently utilized and wastage is avoided significantly. Leaders monitor and evaluate the use of resources in the organization in order to determine if they have been used appropriately.

There are three competences that I need to develop moving forward: communication skills, time management and resource management. I plan to achieve these by reading several texts about how real-life leaders and managers handle communicate, manage time and utilize resources to achieve specific outcomes. My strengths include fluency in speaking and ability to appreciate others’ opinions. My weakness is that I do not people second chances when they make mistakes; I become angry easily. One of the opportunities is that I have sufficient resources including the internet and books to read about leadership and management.

References List

Bates, S. (2010). Running a Meeting: Ten Rookie Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.       Management Consulting News, Retrieved June 28, 2015 from

O’Dea, N.A., Chazal, P., Saltman, D.C. and Kidd, M.R. (2006). Running effective meetings: a     primer for doctors. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 82(969), 454–461.

Wardale, D. and Thorpe, S. (2008). A Proposed Model for Effective Facilitation. Group   Facilitation, 9, 49-58.

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