In the early 20th century, rural areas of China experienced deplorable health conditions. Due to extreme poverty and lack of access to adequate medical care, nearly 80% of Chinas population, the percentage living in rural areas, teetered on the verge of death. In an attempt to solve the public health crisis, the Chinese government commissioned doctors, known as barefoot doctors. These doctors used specific behaviors that connected to and were understood by residents in the community. With specific behaviors that shaped a style of leadership, these doctors educated rural residents on basic healthcare practices. Although barefoot, these doctors projected a wealth of knowledge, leading others to better health and a better way of life (Valentine, 2005).
Select an article depicting a behavioral perspective to public health leadership. Think about particular strengths and limitations of this perspective. Consider how this perspective relates to Trait Theory of leadership. Write using the below subheadings
An explanation of the behavioral perspective reflected in the article you selected.
Then explain the strengths and limitations of this perspective.
Finally, explain how this perspective you selected relates to both Trait Theory and the Skills Approach.
Section Two: Emotional Intelligence
Previous to the 1990s, an individuals Intelligent Quotient (IQ) remained an unquestioned, central standard of learning. With a high IQ, it may be assumed an individual might be well-versed in knowledge in order to tackle any problem, making effective and efficient decisions. Yet, contemporary research also indicates that good problem-solving and quality decision making did not always stem from ones IQ, but more importantly ones Emotional Intelligence (EI). In fact, a variety of studies have shown that emotional intelligence competencies account for anywhere from 24 to 69 percent of performance success (Lynn, 2008).
-Select a current event that relates to emotional intelligence and public health leadership.
Consider whether emotional intelligence impacts public health leaders and event outcomes.
a description of the current event you selected.
-Then, describe emotional intelligence portrayed by leader(s) in the event.
Finally, explain how emotional intelligence may have affected the final outcome of the event.