Title of Case: Dr. Helene Gayle and the AIDS Epidemic
Author: Norma M. Riccuccl
1. This case discussed Dr. Helene D. Gayle’s career that is fighting with AIDS epidemic, and stated that how Dr. Gayle successfully utilized the effective managerial leadership in her position. In my opinion, this case not only propagandizes that these infectious diseases, such as AIDS, STD, and TB, for humans and the whole world are still a huge challenge, but introduces that Dr. Gayle’s personal magnetism charisma and leadership on managing her teams and preventing AIDS all over the world. Thus, this case is very important because it teaches us that a public leader or supervisor who only has managerial skills is not enough; meanwhile, they should be qualified national and personal honors, social ethics, and organizational accountability. 2. First of all, Norma Riccucci introduced Dr. Helene Gayle’s education background and her workplace experiences. For example, Gayle had earned both a Medical Degree and a Master of Public Health by 1981 when she was only 25 years old. Then, from 1984-2001, she had engaged in epidemic internship service, prevention medicine residency, medical epidemiologist, program assistant director, chief, and director, etc. Now she is a senior advisor for HIV/AIDS. Second, Riccucci stated a very serious fact that there were more than 5.3 million people included 774,467 Americans were reported to have AIDS in 2000. Third, as Riccucci said, “Dr. Gayle’s accomplishments can be characterized as a combination of skills, talents, and strategies,” so he stated how Dr. Gayle reframed the issues, created partnerships, built relationships, adopted to the political environment, set goals and targeted strategies, faced the challenges of bureaucracy, and built trust and confidence in her teams. (Riccucci, 2005, 91) Finally, Riccucci listed 11 lessons that learned from Dr. Gayle’s effective managerial leadership. 3. In my opinion, there are three main reasons...
References: Shafritz, J. M., Russell, E. W., & Borick, C. P. (2012). Introducing public administration (8th
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Riccucci, N. (2005). Dr. Helene Gayle and the AIDS epidemic. In R. J. Stillman II (Ed.), Public
administration: Concepts and cases (8th ed., pp. 85-100). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
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