Leadership and Group Collaboration

Draft a 1,500-2,000-word( 5  pages ) response to a fictional supervisor that identifies a successful leader and describes what makes him or her successful. Next, compare his or her approaches, styles, values, and other important leadership attributes to your own and make recommendations on how to lead and foster teamwork.



One of the hallmarks of successful leaders is their ability to communicate and foster team cooperation. Mastering these skills is a career-long process, but one that is sure to pay dividends.


The assessments in this course build upon one another and must be completed in the order presented.



Use the following documents to complete this assessment:


Leadership and Group Collaboration Scenario [PDF].

Leadership and Group Collaboration Response Template [DOCX].


Draft a professional response to your supervisor in the Leadership and Group Collaboration Scenario [PDF] Leadership and Group Collaboration Scenario

Use the following scenario as a basis to complete the assessment.

Imagine that you were hired for the job that you applied for at Western Medical Enterprises

and you have been working there for a few months. One day your boss stops by your office

and says the following:

Hi, I just have a couple of minutes. Please forgive me for stopping in without advanced

notice. We got the results of a recent employee survey at one of our remote clinics –

Lakeland. The survey indicates we have some issues to address. The data show 75

percent of the employees have concerns about at least one of the following: diversity

issues, workplace incivility, and poor work-life balance.

Senior leadership has asked me how I plan to respond, and my first inclination is to put

you in charge of assembling a team to address one of the issues. You have

demonstrated effective organizational and communication on other projects and I think

you will be a great asset as we moved forward.

I have to run right now, but I’ll send you an e-mail with more information before I leave


See you later!

Subsequent E-mail

Thanks for carving out a few minutes for me this morning. I just want you to know that

this is really a great opportunity for you. I know you have been interested in taking steps

to becoming a leader in this organization and now it’s time to realize your potential.

As you know we opened the Lakeland Medical Branch Clinic to serve area residents

who were unable or unwilling to use the services offered at the main hospital. The first

two months of operation saw strong patient volume. Since then, the numbers have

dropped off dramatically. This prompted leadership to start asking some questions which

lead to the internal survey that I mentioned yesterday.

I just met with leadership and they determined that the priority right now is the diversity

issue because we have the opportunity to improve outcomes for both employees and the


This is part of an e-mail I got from the clinic director last week:

“. . . after careful examination of all aspects of the organization and talking with

some neighborhood leaders we have concluded that residents in the community

do not feel comfortable coming to the clinic. It seems the staff are lacking the

ability to develop a trusting relationship with the residents primarily because they

do not understand the cultural values and norms. The neighborhood residents,

which you know are predominantly Haitian, often feel their beliefs, values, and

health practices are not understood.

When staff members were hired, we only considered their past work

experiences, education, and potential. We may have failed to fully consider their

ability to work with diverse populations.”





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This information is intended to give you a better understanding of the issues to be

addressed. Time to get started as things need to move quickly.

I want you to assemble a committee to clearly define the problem and ultimately provide

guidance on solutions. Before introducing you to the clinic director and executive team, I

want to review your approach specific to leadership and collaboration.

I want two things from you in a written document (Use the Leadership and Group

Collaboration Template). The first part is just for me, but the second part I intend to

share with the clinic director.

First, identify and analyze a leader you would choose to lead a project like this and

explain why. It can be anyone that is qualified. Considering someone that you know

personally may give you greater insight and depth of knowledge. Consider how he or

she inspires a shared vision, challenges the process, enables other to act, encourages

the heart, and faces challenges and opportunities. Then select one of the characteristics

or traits that make them successful and compare it to your own. Your choice will tell me

a lot about your leadership approach and priorities.

My second request is related to your leadership and fostering of teamwork and

collaboration among a group of interdisciplinary professionals. We are looking for 4–6

members to serve on a committee who will be considering the diversity issue and

ultimately making a recommendation on how to address it. I want you to:

• Describe your role and style in leading the group (750–1,000 words). How will

you lead and communicate? Will you be an authoritative, collaborative,

democratic, servant, or transformational type of leader? Analyze the strengths

and weaknesses of your approach in the context of this project.

• Describe how you would facilitate collaboration to maximize team effectiveness

(750–1,000 words). You might consider:

o Communication technologies.

o Practices (accountability, decision making, delegating).

o Techniques for sharing information and ideas.

o Share other ideas you might have.

Remember this information will be shared with the clinic director so keep it clear,

focused and professional. Creativity is important; however, we want to be sure that your

ideas and approaches align with current healthcare organization trends and practices, so

include references from current academic or professional resources to support you


I have confidence in you!


***End of Document***

using the Leadership and Group Collaboration Response Template [DOCX].

Leadership and Group Collaboration

(Enter Your Name)




Selected Leader Analyzation


(Your response 750–1,000 words)




Collaboration and Motivation


(Your response 750–1,000 words)






Additional Requirements

Your assessment should also meet the following requirements:


Format: Complete your assessment using the Leadership and Group Collaboration Response Template.

Sources: Please reference at least two sources from your own research. You may cite multiple supporting examples from each source.

APA format: Use current APA style to format your paper and to cite your research sources in-text and in a references page.

Length: 1,500–2,000 words.

Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12-point font and double-spaced lines.

Written communication:

Express your main points, arguments, and conclusions coherently.

Use correct grammar and mechanics.

Proofread your writing.

Competencies Measured

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:


Competency 1: Analyze leadership traits and styles.

Analyze why a chosen leader is well-suited for a specified project.

Compare one’s own leadership traits against those of a successful leader.

Analyze one’s own strengths and weaknesses in the context of a project.

Competency 2: Apply accepted leadership practices and behaviors.

Describe an approach that would likely be effective in facilitating collaboration among a professional team.

Competency 3: Communicate professionally and effectively.

Address assessment purpose in a well-organized text, incorporating appropriate evidence and tone in grammatically sound sentences.

Portfolio Prompt: You should consider adding this assessment to your personal ePortfolio. For more information on ePortfolio, visit the Campus ePortfolio page.

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