Healthcare clinics, hospitals, other care facilities require an amazing diversity of talent, from specialists to managers, and administrators. Leaders, however, do not always come from the same ranks as the best specialists or best managers. So, how should they find this talent?
Today’s leaders face the weightiness of critical decisions that have the potential to impact everyone inside and outside the organization. While this is true for all leaders in all industries, in the healthcare industry, the stakes are particularly high.
Becoming aware of, and reducing unconscious bias is more critical now than ever. Noticing “differences” as potential threats takes place in our emotional brain. But our neo-cortex, or executive function of the brain, can lean in and make thoughtful, logical, reliable, and useful decisions.
Research shows that 30 – 67% of individuals believe their leaders are incompetent. And if you think you are in the competent group, you may actually be more likely to be classified in the incompetent group. Here’s why.
As humans, we may never become totally skilled and talented in everything leaders need to do and be. Accepting this in yourself and others demonstrates the courage, resilience, and humility required to be an effective leader.
One of the core characteristics of leadership is self-awareness, or the ability to know and put an accurate name to what you are thinking, feeling, and believing in the moment. Those beliefs will and do impact how you show up to others.