Each year Time magazine publishes “The Most Influential People” in the nation—they are artists, icons, pioneers, and leaders in their respective fields. For more than 100 years, health care has eradicated diseases, promoted safer communities, and enacted reform. None of these achievements would have been possible without the dedication of those warranting change. Consider the qualities you admire in leaders and identify your personal influential leader in public health.
Write a 3–4 paper in which you:
- Describe in a brief way the leader’s contribution to the field of health care. Speculate on how this person would define leadership, and determine his or her leadership style.
- Articulate how he or she was a pioneer, group organizer, motivator or visionary. Examine the major factors that positively or negatively influenced the leader’s success.
- Provide specific examples of the areas in which you can personally identify with this leader’s circumstances, struggles, or insights. Recommend two approaches the leader could have employed to be more effective or acceptable. Justify your answer.
- Suggest two lessons you learned from this person’s experience. Conclude how these lessons will help you become a better leader.
- Use at least four quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
- Compile examples of qualities and characteristics of a successful leader in the public health care field.
Requirements: 3-4 pages
First, he was a visionary who saw success in everything. He started his work when a troop from a desert storm returned back with weird contagious symptoms, and he started focusing on leishmaniasis. He started working on various diagnostic tests for cutaneous leishmaniasis, which FDA later cleared. His work helped invent new ways to manage leishmaniasis through his critical thinking about the need for new interventions. Alan was also a group organizer and adviser at the Infectious Diseases Research Institute and the BMGF. He organized, advised, and controlled the group on developing the leishmania vaccine.