Current Events in Public Health Leadership and the Fiedler Contingency Theory

As pressures and demands for more standardized business structures fluctuate in society, leaders may experience challenges in developing consistent methods for solving public health problems. Though consistency may be necessary for enacting change, within many areas and localities, consistency may not be an option. As a result, a leader must be able to use a systems thinking approach to evaluate the best method for leadership contingent upon the circumstance.

For this Discussion, select a current event related to public health and leadership, not previously discussed in earlier weeks (CHOOSE ONE!!). With the event you selected, apply Fiedler’s Contingency Model. Consider the actions and interactions between leaders and subordinates with the application of this model.

By Day 4

Post a description (2 Pages, APA format) of the event you selected. Then explain whether the leader’s interaction with his or her subordinates was task-motivated or relationship-motivated. Justify your answer based on Fiedler’s Contingency Model