Scholarship, Practice and LeadershipUniversity of Phoenix
The Scholarship, Practitioner, Leadership (SPL) Model focuses on how leaders can incorporate the concepts of scholarship, practice and leadership to make a positive impact in their field. According to the University of Phoenix "the SPL Model incorporates lifelong learning (scholarship), social and workplace contribution (practice), and the ability to exert positive influence (leadership) in your academic, professional, and personal lives" (2010, p. 1). In this essay, one will focus on how information literacy influences scholarship, practice, and leadership in health care administration. Scholarship and Leadership Scholarship allows a leader to acquire new, valuable information which one can put to work in one's organization. McClintock (2003), states that scholarly practice that includes experimental knowledge is grounded both in theory and research. The knowledge obtained through scholarship enables one to put a strategy in place to move one's organization forward. Lack of knowledge or lack of reliable information can limit the ability of a leader to examine potential problems closely, and search for productive solutions. Working in health care, one can say, technology has changed the way health care institutions are currently managed. Scholarly leaders in health care administration will research valuable information regarding the use of information technology, implement technologies that allow organizations to keep up with industry demands to remain competitive. Scholarship provides a platform for leaders to continue using peer review solid academic literature as information to lead organizations effectively. Scholarship provides leaders in health care with the ability to identify good information and abilities to distinguish valuable information from useless data. Badke (2009) states that not only is production only as useful as the readership is reading, leading one to believe that implementing...
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