Challenges associated with multicultural leadership in public health

Challenges associated with multicultural leadership in public health

  • Case Study Analysis As one of the most widely-used prescriptions withdrawn from the market, Rofecobix highlights issues facing public health leaders during a drug recall. With approval by the Food and Drug Administration in 1999, Merck marketed the drug for public use. In 2004, the drug was recalled for safety and cardiovascular problems developed in patients taking the medication (Topol, 2004). With nearly $2.5 billion dollars in sales and over 80 million people exposed to the drug, Merck’s recall turned into a public firestorm of litigation cases against the corporation. In this week’s article by Topol, the author addresses the scandal surrounding safety concerns and the drug recall of Rofecobix. Use the Learning Resources as well as 2–4 additional resources from the Walden Library, current events, etc., to consider the facts in the case. Think about the traits and skills of the primary leaders. After considering the issues in the case, work with your group to address possible shortcomings of primary leadership and systemic issues. Also, as a group, think about strategies for improvements that use a systems thinking approach. The Assignment–Part 1: Individual Case Study Analysis (1–2 pages) Create an individual case study analysis that includes: A summary of the facts associated with the case including the primary leaders A description of skills and traits of the primary leaders in this case Readings Nahavandi, A. (2014). The art and science of leadership(7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Chapter 4, “Individual Differences and Traits” Genat, B., & Robinson, P. (2010). New competencies for public health graduates: A useful tool for course design. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(5), 513–516. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. Mumford, M. D., Zaccaro, S. J., Harding, F. D., Jacobs, T. O., & Fleishman, E. A. (2000). Leadership skills for a changing world: Solving complex social problems. The Leadership Quarterly, 11(1), 11–35. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. Topol, E.J. (2004). Failing the public health—Rofecoxib, Merck, and the FDA. The New England Journal of Medicine, 351(17), 1707–1709. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. Leadership IQ. Test Your Leadership: Are You a 100% Leader? Retrieved from… Murray, A. (2011). Leadership styles. [Adapted from] Wall Street Journal’s Guide to Management. Retrieved from
  • Write a brief description of two challenges associated with multicultural leadership in public health. Then, provide strategies for addressing these challenges. Finally, explain how multicultural competencies might influence your public health leadership philosophy.
  • Write a brief description of the current event you selected. Then, describe the positive and negative characteristics of leadership represented in that event. Finally, explain how the leaders in the event used a systems thinking approach and how systems thinking affected event outcomes. Be specific.
  • Write a brief description of the leader you selected and two of his or her essential leadership traits. Then, describe two strengths and two limitations of Trait Theory. Finally, explain the usefulness of Trait Theory in assessing the effectiveness of the leader you selected.
  • Here is a brief individual leadership assessment entitled, “Proactivity.” As a leader, it is important for you to understand your own proactivity, as well as to recognize a particular proactivity for others.

For this Professional Leadership Journal, complete the “Proactivity” assessment. As a scholar-practitioner in the field of public health, consider what the assessment may reveal about your perception of external and internal proactivity. How may your perception of proactivity impact your leadership role in the field of public health?

The Assignment (2–3 paragraphs):

  • .Explain new insights gained based on your results of the “Proactivity” assessment
  • Explain how these new insights might impact your role, or future role, as a public health leader.

Use the reference below to answer question (a) and (b) under question (5);

Nahavandi, A. (2014). The art and science of leadership (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

  • Chapter 3, “The Foundations of Modern Leadership”
  • Chapter 4, “Individual Differences and Traits”
  • Self-Assessment 4-3: Proactivity (p. 135)

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