Leadership Styles of Medical Professionals
AbstractLeadership is an obligatory inter-personal skill for executive positions and medical professionals are no exception. They play crucial roles in variety of scenarios including leading wards, camps, campaigns, open houses, seminars and symposiums as well as day-to-day bases dealing with clinical directors and managers.This study was conducted to study the leadership styles among the medical professionals. For this purpose, a cross sectional and non-probability convenient sampling was conducted involving 59 medical professionals of Azra Naheed Medical College, Lahore. The assessment of leadership-style (T-P leadership ratingscale) was applied. The ages of subjects were 37.42±11.91years, and 29(49.15%) were male and 27(45.76%) were female whereas 3(5.1%) were of undisclosed gender. The mean age of males were 41.28±12.85years and average age of females was 32.83±9.03years. A total of 36(61.02%) of participants were married and17(28.81%) were unmarried whereas 6(10.2%) did not disclose their marital statuses. Regardless of the gender, age and character, no dominating leadership-style was identified among the medical professionals participated in this study, highlighting the need for leadership development in health professionals. Thispresent a great challenge for health professionals to understand how their leadership behaviors affect the performance. Further research is required to provide more comparable evaluations in health sector leadership in diverse cohorts and the presented study provides the baseline to improve this feature in healthcareprofessionals.
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