This qualitative, empirical phenomenological study explored the lived leadership challenges, strategies, and behaviors of the general dentist leading dental teams. Fifty six general dentists practicing in South Central Idaho represented the population from which twelve dentists, identified as leaders based on LPI scores, qualified for the interview process. ATLAS.ti managed the research documents guiding execution of data reduction, horizonalization, and imaginative variation techniques identifying emergence of four major structural themes: (a) mentoring, (b) empowerment, (c) teambuilding, (d) the realized phenomenon caring, and ten textural themes: (a) setting a personal example, (b) seeks improvement, (c) engaged with others, (d) value/respect team members, (e) communication, (f) validation, (g) accountability, (h) creates a safe environment, (i) altruism, and (j) recognition. The study revealed human caring skills guided transformational leadership strategies in general dentistry.
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-A 71/03, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Management, Dentistry, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Dentistry, Health care, Idaho, Leadership|
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