Embracing the Kindness Management and Leadership Facets in a Humanitarian Aid Mission. The Personal and Professional Experience of the Head Nurse of the Israeli Delegation to Cebu 2013

Authors

  • Racheli Mezan PhD Student, Doctoral School of Economics and Business Administration, Alexandru Ioan Cuza‖ University, Iaşi, Romania; Yaud, Israel
  • Lea Tamir Tetroashvili PhD Student, Doctoral School of Economics and Business Administration, Alexandru Ioan Cuza‖ University, Iaşi, Romania; Rishon Lezion, Israel
  • Daniela-Tatiana Agheorghiesei "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18662/po/75

Keywords:

Kindness management and leadership, Philippines Humanitarian Aid Mission, Israeli Delegation, Cebu 2013

Abstract

Our paper aims to illustrate the importance and challenges of kindness management and leadership in the humanitarian aid mission experienced by the Israeli Delegation to Cebu 2013 in the context that the Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November 2013. Using the case study method that reflects the personal and professional experience of the first author of the paper, in her professional position as a head nurse, we highlight the different facets of kindness management application.

Author Biographies

Racheli Mezan, PhD Student, Doctoral School of Economics and Business Administration, Alexandru Ioan Cuza‖ University, Iaşi, Romania; Yaud, Israel

Doctoral School of Economics and Business Administration

Lea Tamir Tetroashvili, PhD Student, Doctoral School of Economics and Business Administration, Alexandru Ioan Cuza‖ University, Iaşi, Romania; Rishon Lezion, Israel

Doctoral School of Economics and Business Administration

Daniela-Tatiana Agheorghiesei, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Management, Marketing and Business Administration

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Published

2019-06-18

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Mezan, R., Tamir Tetroashvili, L., & Agheorghiesei, D.-T. (2019). Embracing the Kindness Management and Leadership Facets in a Humanitarian Aid Mission. The Personal and Professional Experience of the Head Nurse of the Israeli Delegation to Cebu 2013. Postmodern Openings, 10(2), 125-136. https://doi.org/10.18662/po/75

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