Evaluation of Leadership Competencies of Executives in Lithuanian Public Health Institutions
Material and Methods. Data were collected in a cross-sectional survey of executives of Lithuanian public health institutions in 2010. The total number of returned questionnaires was 55 (response rate, 58.5%). Respondents were asked about their competencies in leadership, teamwork, communication, and conflict management. The evaluation was carried out by analyzing the answers provided in the survey, which used a 5-point rating scale. In addition, the Belbin Team-Role Self-Perception Inventory and the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument were used.
Results. The results showed that respondents were reserved or limited in their individual capacities through this evaluation of their leadership competencies. The mean score was 3.47 (SD, 0.71). Skills in competency areas of communication, teamwork, and conflict management were scored higher (3.73 [SD, 0.67], 3.73 [SD, 0.62], and 3.53 [SD, 0.63], respectively). Most of executives preferred to choose action-oriented roles (76.2%). The most common role was “implementer” (69.1%). “Avoiding” (52.7%) was the most common conflict solving strategy. The results showed that 89.1% of executives wanted to improve teamwork; 83.6%, leadership competencies; 81.8%, communication; and 80.0%, conflict management.
Conclusions. The study results suggest that the executives of Lithuanian public health institutions evaluate their leadership competencies moderately. These results indicate the value of leadership training for public health executives.
Stankūnas, M.; Sauliūnė, S.; Smith, T.; Avery, M.; Šumskas, L.; Czabanowska, K. Evaluation of Leadership Competencies of Executives in Lithuanian Public Health Institutions. Medicina 2012, 48, 85.
Stankūnas M, Sauliūnė S, Smith T, Avery M, Šumskas L, Czabanowska K. Evaluation of Leadership Competencies of Executives in Lithuanian Public Health Institutions. Medicina. 2012; 48(11):85.Chicago/Turabian Style
Stankūnas, Mindaugas; Sauliūnė, Skirmantė; Smith, Tony; Avery, Mark; Šumskas, Linas; Czabanowska, Katarzyna. 2012. "Evaluation of Leadership Competencies of Executives in Lithuanian Public Health Institutions." Medicina 48, no. 11: 85.