Physician, Know Thyself: Your Key to Leadership
Category: Physicians Aligned with Core Values, Physicians Leading Transformation
Are you on a path to leadership? Leadership means inspiring others to be their best and act in a way that honors higher values set by themselves or by a group. In becoming a leader, you inspire by speaking from your essence, your heart, your values; this requires knowing yourself. Knowing yourself means separating who you are and who you want to be from what the world thinks you are and wants you to be. No one can teach you how to become yourself, to take charge, to express yourself, except you. As you think about the process, here are four lessons offered by Warren Bennis, author of “On Becoming a Leader”:
You are your own best teacher
Accept responsibility. Blame no one.
You can learn anything you want to learn.
True understanding comes from reflecting on your experience.