Leadership is a skill. Like any skill, it comes easier to some people. However, many doctors can become good leaders by identifying important characteristics and practicing certain behaviors.
If you are a physician, you probably read leadership articles that seem more relevant to the corporate world. Whether you are moving into a Chief Medical Officer role or just want your team to perform better, specific leadership skills can help you.
Important Characteristics for Physician Leaders
Wally Schmader, the Co-Founder of Exceptional Leaders Lab and a coach of physicians, notes that successful physician leaders have specific characteristics. The first one is