Despite the fact that military leaders offer a “unique voice and viewpoint” that can benefit healthcare organizations, they’re often overlooked. If the industry wants to move forward, this needs to change, says Kimberly Smith.
By hearing other peoples’ perspectives, we’re able to broaden our own, says Kate Huvane Gamble, who learned a valuable lesson about the importance of “picking your head up” now and then.
Although it may go against your instincts, sometimes the best way to lead is to remove yourself from the details of the discussion and think about to shape it and guide it to a productive conclusion, says CT Lin.
Reading books is a great way to learn about leadership, but an even better way is to study firsthand how a quality organization – and a struggling organization – are run, says Anthony Guerra.
As a leader, you are shaping others – not just by what you say, but also by what you do and don’t do, says Sue Schade, who believes it’s a responsibility that must be taken seriously.