Physicians and Leadership

Formal training in management and leadership skills are not often part of standard medical education. Instead, many physicians learn how to be leaders on the job by observing their own supervisors and other physicians around them. The best leaders, however, make learning these skills intentional and work to improve how they set direction with and for others. In this episode of the Docworking podcast, I discuss with host Jill Farmer what I have seen work in terms of helping physicians grow their leadership skills. Our conversation covered many topics, including:

  • The importance of feedback and how physicians can get more of it;
  • Ways to create a vision for leadership; and
  • How to avoid a toxic culture.