The Seven Measures of Physician Leadership
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What is Leadership?
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How to Measure
Physician Leadership.

Leadership is ethical.

Physician leaders base all decisions on a set of core values, and those decisions lead to outcomes that honor, serve and respect the humanity of others.

  • Generate and refine your personal and professional core values.
  • Adhere to these core values when making decisions.
  • Evaluate your core values on the outcomes they achieve — measure how effectively these decisions serve the people around you.

Leadership is visionary.

Physician leaders transcend the status quo by drawing inspiration from both common and uncommon sources, and they use that inspiration to help others achieve their potential.

  • Draw inspiration from both common and uncommon sources in your environment — people, experiences, places and more.
  • Create a vision that’s designed to maximize the potential of the people you serve.
  • Transform the micro level to create change at the macro level.

Leadership is vigilance.

Physician leaders use action and decision as their primary problem-solving tools, they look back on past experiences to overcome future obstacles, and they draw strength and grounding from core values.

  • Forecast future struggles using past patterns and trends.
  • Navigate through turbulent times by focusing on your core values.
  • Maintain momentum through action.

Leadership is knowledgeable.

Physician leaders pursue an ongoing awareness of the issues and challenges within the industry to inform future decision-making.

  • Identify and embrace the gaps in your skill set to establish a baseline for growth.
  • Commit to continual learning and improvement.
  • Use both formal and informal learning to inform future decision-making.

Leadership is introspective.

Physician leaders understand how personal thoughts and behaviors affect outcomes, and they take the time to discover the truth of themselves and others before passing judgment or committing to action.

  • Understand the role cognitive biases play in everyday decision-making.
  • Diagnose the root causes of all successes, failures and endeavors in between.
  • Process necessary information – and cut the extraneous – before judging, reacting or applying treatment.

Leadership is adaptable.

Physician leaders approach every challenge with an open and willing spirit, and they see all obstacles as opportunities to iterate, grow and improve.

  • Practice humility by being honest with yourself and others.
  • Embrace change and ambiguity to see new perspectives and identify new opportunities.
  • Capitalize on every obstacle — they’re your chance to iterate, grow and improve as a person and a professional.

Leadership is tactical.

Physician leaders align the goals of individuals with the objectives of an organization, and they integrate people with process to create progress.

  • Plan projects and initiatives that align to organizational goals.
  • Optimize people, processes and resources.
  • Execute on projects and initiatives.

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