Week 6 – Assignment: Reflect on Interviews
In Week 5, you prepared interview questions for a leader and a manager in the healthcare setting and conducted interviews with each. By now, you should have valuable insight into their leadership and management strategies to accomplish the mission, vision, and goals of their organization. This week, you will reflect on your interviews with these individuals.
For this assignment, you will prepare a reflective report containing an introduction outlining the process you used to prepare for these interviews. Be sure to include any challenges you encountered scheduling the interviews. The next section of your report will contain the interview questions you used from Week 5 and the responses to your questions by your leader and manager interviewees. You will reflect on their responses to your questions and predict their leadership styles, traits, and strengths. Provide a discussion on the competencies you identified associated for each question and whether you still affirm these competencies as stated or whether responses from your interviewees gave you a different perspective.
In your summary, reflect on the benefit of this assignment and your Week 5 assignment. Think about the differences in the roles of leaders and managers now that you have heard from the experts and compare your findings to what you learned from your research of the literature.
For confidentiality, no real names will appear in this reflective report. The use of fictitious names for individuals and organizations will be required,
Length: Minimum 5 pages, not including title and reference pages
References: Include a minimum of 3 peer-reviewed scholarly resources.
For this assignment, I conducted interviews with a leader and a manager in the healthcare setting. The aim of these interviews was to gain valuable insight into their leadership and management strategies to achieve the mission, vision, and goals of their organization. In preparation for these interviews, I created a set of interview questions that were designed to elicit detailed responses from the interviewees.
Challenges encountered during scheduling
One of the major challenges I encountered during scheduling was finding a suitable time that worked for both the interviewees and myself. As healthcare leaders and managers, they had busy schedules, and finding a time that was convenient for both parties proved to be a challenge. After several attempts, we were able to find a suitable time that worked for everyone.
Interview Questions and Responses
The interview questions I used during the interviews were as follows:
What inspired you to become a leader/manager in the healthcare setting, and how do you think your leadership/management style has evolved over time?
What are the biggest challenges you face as a leader/manager in the healthcare setting, and how do you go about addressing these challenges?