Leadership in Healthcare

There are many types of communication styles used in the workplace. Choose what you think is your leadership style: north, south, east, or west.

1. Complete The Leadership Compass Self-Assessment link for details (please see attachment file “Self Assessment)

2. Reflect on your leadership style as identified by your results on the leadership compass assessment. After reviewing PREPARE Disaster Plan Template and Guidelines ( see attachment)

3. Think about the Joplin tornado and the devastation it caused, discuss the following:

As the Chief Operating Officer at the Local Hospital in charge of the disaster response, in which ways would your leadership style be beneficial? In which ways could your leadership style be a detriment? And finally, what ways do you need to develop as a leader to adequately lead a disaster response?


2011 Joplin, MO Tornado Disaster Response

Thunder Storms and Tornados are a common occurrence in the central portion of the United States from March to September of any given year. The May 22, 2011 Joplin tornado was a powerful and catastrophic EF5-rated multiple-vortex tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, United States, on the evening of Sunday, May 22, 2011. It was part of a May tornado outbreak and reached a maximum width of nearly one mile during its path through the southern part of the city. This particular tornado was unusual in that it intensified in strength and grew larger in size at a very fast rate. Overall, the tornado killed 158 people injured 1,150 others and caused damages amounting to a total of $2.8 billion. It was the deadliest tornado to strike the U.S. since 1947 and the seventh-deadliest overall. It also ranked as the costliest single tornado in U.S. history; the insurance payout was nearly $3 Billion Dollars. Included in the damage caused by the tornado was extensive damage caused to St. John’s Regional Medical Center.