Leadership is a skill learned from experience, but the best leaders put the odds for success in their favor. They understand that they can benefit and accelerate their growth and success as a leader by seeking out and taking advantage of the guidance, mentorship and experience of others.
For physician and administrative leaders in healthcare practices, leadership is rarely developed simply by reading books on the topic (although that’s a good start). It’s a real-world skill set, replete with detours, false starts and more than a few mine fields. Leadership is also a lonely road because leaders are expected to have all the answers and make the right decisions.