The 7 habits of highly effective medical directors.Physician Exec. 2001 May-Jun; 27(3):40-4.PE
Like the well-known 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, the seven steps for successful medical management outlined in this article offer an inspirational guide for physician leadership in today's chaotic health care arena. Setting a vision, communicating the vision, and leading employees to realize the vision may sound like the simple characteristics of any leader. True leaders, however, must be prepared to delve deeply into their health care organizations. They must understand the inner workings of their committees and develop positive relationships with the staff. They must provide the technical tools necessary for the staff to work toward the vision, and understand the measured steps that managers must take along the path to achieving success for the entire organization.