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March 17, 2020

PHAD 1203 (M 2:30-4:30)


1. Define leadership in a Pharmacy setting (community, hospital, and

• Leadership is the process through which an individual
attempts to intentionally influence another individual or
group in order to accomplish a goal. A pharmacist may be
a leader in the different settings where leadership is called
for. May it be in the community, in the hospital or even in
• An example wherein a pharmacist exercises a good
leadership in a community setting is when one is able to
help patients and the public in assessing their conditions
and making decisions about which medicines they should
take appropriately. A community pharmacist leader is
someone who properly dispense medicine and offer
patients advice and practical help on how to be healthy.
• An example of a hospital pharmacist leader is exercised
when one is able to monitor the supply of all medicines
used in the hospital, in the quality testing of medicines as
well as purchasing. A good hospital pharmacist leader is
someone who is always prepared and is able to plan
contingencies in case of emergencies.
• Becoming a leader in a manufacturing pharmacists entails
one to be flexible not just with his time but also in his
working skills. One mustbe able to work efficiently with
technicians, manufacturers, and chemists. Someone who
is able to deliver specialized skills in different roles, from
drug researching to medicine formulation.

2. What does it mean to be a leader in these settings?

• Being a leader in the settings mentioned above means caring for
people in a way that one exhibits his maximum capabilities
without compromising any resources. It also means influencing
others in a way that you are radiating not just your knowledge
but also your ability to care for your patients as well as for your
colleagues, in a way that your main focus is not yourself but on
people’s well-being. Lastly, being a leader in these settings
mentioned above means creating a positive difference in the lives
of others. It is exercising your knowledge through skills, through
how you change a person’s life, a through how you become a great
example to them and through how you handle yourself amidst
situations that are out of your control.
3. Give at least 10 characteristics of true leader.
• There are plenty of characteristics that a true leader must
possess. Some of these are:
ü Having a purpose
ü Being disciplined
ü Being intentional
ü Focusing on others rather than own self
ü Having a good personality
ü Being innovative and creative
ü Emotional stability and patience
ü Possessing human skills
ü Being an inspiration
ü Intelligence

4. Differentiate management and leadership.

• Both management and leadership attempts to influence change.
The difference between the two lies in their ways of achieving so.
In management, managers influence by pushing people to work
efficiently. It entails coercion wherein the one seated above uses
rewards and punishments to influence others. Leadership on the
other hand influences by pulling people. A leader is someone who
pulls people to work efficiently and encourage people to act freely.
In a way that their actions are done not because they have to but
because they basically want to. Leadership emphasizes
partnership based upon commitment to the job at hand while
managers simply seek compliance to completing tasks.