Understanding Leadership Skills of Hospice Executives

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Journal Of Leadership Studies, Vol: 2, Issue: 3, Page: 17-25

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Longenecker, Paul D
Hospice; Leadership; Hospital Administration; Health and Medical Administration; Medicine and Health Sciences
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The healthcare industry is a rapidly changing environment requiring leaders to possess a high level , of leadership skills. leaders in the hospice industry have experienced the same level of change, but over the brief span of 25 years.With the aging of hospice executives and the dynamic environment of the hospice industry, the need for strong leadership is more important than ever. This research study reports on the perceived leadership skills of hospice executives and is a replication of an earlier study (longenecker, 2006). All study participants were executives of organizations that participated in clinical and operational benchmarking activities at the national level. The study evaluated leadership skills using transformational leadership theory as the conceptual model by which leadership skills were measured. The results of the study identified that the participants perceived they displayed an ideal use of skills based on transformational leadership theory.