Accession Number:

ADA238146

Title:

Identification and Development of Leaders in the Navy Medical Department

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 20 Jul 89-20 Jul 90

Corporate Author:

ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-07-20

Pagination or Media Count:

245.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to determine how the Navy Medical Department NAVMED could identify and develop future leaders to improve the management of its treatment facilities. A total of 51 health care executives from the Navy, Army, Air Force, Department of Veterans Affairs and civilian non- government sectors, as well as nine Marine CorpsNavy line community General Flag Officers, were surveyed to a determine if they perceived a need for more effective leadership in the health care sector, b establish what traits, skills, knowledge, behaviors and activities health care executives should possess, exhibit and engage in to be more effective leaders, c determine which of these desired characteristics were deficient in the leaders represented in this study, d determine how NAVMED personnel with leadership potential may be identified and their leadership skills developed. Five multi-point questions were used to assess leadership effectiveness in general. Factor analysis was used to summarize the information contained in the response to 39 Leadership Attribute and Leadership Shortcoming variables, six Leader Identification variables, and 17 Leadership Development variables. The findings strongly suggest that NAVMED must place additional emphasis on the leadership development process and that NAVMED must become more actively involved in the development of subordinates.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE