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Building Leadership Capacity


The purpose of this discussion is to examine your leadership skills, determine your leadership gaps, explore developmental opportunities, and differentiate between a leader’s strengths and a manager’s skills.


Reflect on your personal and professional experience using the lessons in Week 1, your NR703 Self-Reflection: Performance Behaviors of Transformational Leaders, and the Strengths-to-Strategy Plan results. Address the following:

  1. Describe and give examples of your two strongest leadership competencies and two most significant leadership gaps, weakness, or developmental opportunities. (1 paragraph)
  2. Describe and explain how your leadership strengths differ from management skills or behaviors. (1 paragraph)
  3. Describe how you will integrate emotional intelligence into your leadership identity and how this may impact the characteristics of your followers. (1 paragraph)
  4. Building Leadership Capacity

Construct your responses using the CARE Plan method.

APA Format

Program Competencies

This discussion enables the student to meet the following program competences:

  1. Applies organizational and system leadership skills to affect systemic changes in corporate culture and to promote continuous improvement in clinical outcomes. (PO 6)
  1. Appraises current information systems and technologies to improve health care. (POs 6, 7)
  1. Creates a supportive organizational culture for flourishing collaborative teams to facilitate clinical disease prevention and promote population health at all system levels. (PO 8)

Course Outcomes

This discussion enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

  1. Compare and contrast theories of organizational behavior and leadership. (PCs 2, 4; PO 6)
  1. Differentiate attributes of effective leaders and followers in influencing healthcare. (PCs 2, 4; PO 6)
  1. Formulate selected strategies for leadership and influence across healthcare systems. (PC 6; PO 8)
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