12 ways to be a better leader.Physician Exec. 2001 May-Jun; 27(3):30, 33-4.PE
What are the prerequisites for leading successfully in today's turbulent health care environment? An entrepreneurial attitude, an emphasis on people management, and the ability to lead and manage change. This article offers a dozen suggestions for fostering adaptability and helping sustain the organization's purpose/mission: (1) Celebrate the workforce; (2) remove barriers; (3) allow people to take risks; (4) stop managing other people's problems; (5) prioritize organizational values; (6) stop managing for consensus; (7) segment your marketplace; (8) understand who the competition really is; (9) establish new relationships; (10) forget about employee satisfaction; (11) stop budgeting departmentally; and (12) beware of sacred cows. Courage is perhaps the single greatest attribute of transformational leadership.