Leadership
Topics: Leadership / Pages: 15 (3543 words) / Published: Mar 1st, 2014

LEADERSHIP
By

Andrea Stoddart
Word count:3,479
10 January 2014

This assignment is in two sections. In the first section I will critically analyse and reflect on how I have contributed to leadership within my organisation. I will discuss and provide examples of personal leadership capabilities and analyse my personal strengths and weaknesses as identified by a self-analysis emotional intelligence tool.

In the second section I will critically analyse the various approaches to leadership and leadership styles adopted within my organisation. To support my analysis I will be using the work of various researchers and authors including Mullins’s (2013) work on Management and Organisational Behavior; Hargie and Dickson’s (2004) Skilled Interpersonal Communication and Rayner and Adam-Smith (2005) Managing and Leading People

The DDS is a tri-service organisation that employs over 1000 personnel from the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and civil service who are trained Dentists, Hygienists, Technicians and Dental Nurses providing dental treatment to service personnel. The DDS headquarters are located at Defence Medical Services (Whittington) in Staffordshire and facilitates control via 12 regional headquarters. Each regional headquarters is led by a Principal Dental Officer (PDO) who is commissioned officer in the rank of Colonel and is effectively the Commanding Officer and has authority over all military and civilian dental staff employed by the DDS in his region of responsibility. For the purpose of this paper I will be writing about my previous position as the Regional Headquarters Warrant Officer (RHQ WO) in the Regional Headquarters Defence Dental Services Northern England (RHQ DDS NE).

DDS NE region comprises of 20 Dental Centres with a patient population of approximately 22,000 service personnel. Its mission directed from HQ DDS is “to deliver effective military oral healthcare and heath advice in order



Bibliography: Adair. J. (1983) Effective Leadership, Pan Books: London. Armstrong Burns (1978) Chakrabortty, S DDS Mission Statement House et al, 1999 Hargie, O. and Dickson, D. (2004) Skilled Interpersonal Communication, Routledge: East Sussex. Kotter, J Leonard, P. and Leggett, R. (2012) Leadership, Pearson: xxx Mullins, J Porter, K. Smith, P. and Fagg, R. (2006) Leadership and Management, Butterworth-Heinemann: Oxford. Rayner, C. and Adam-Smith, D. (2005) Managing and Leading People, CIPD: London.

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