Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?
Physician Career, Leadership and Entrepreneurial development Strategies
Are you aspiring to be a physician leader, not just a manager or administrator? Some of the necessary ingredients for leadership include vision, energy, authority, and strategic direction. But true inspirational leaders share four unexpected qualities. From authors Robert Goffee and Gareth Jones, writing for the September-October issue of the Harvard Business Review, here are the four qualities of effective leaders:
They selectively show their weaknesses. By exposing some vulnerability, they reveal their approachability and humanity.
They rely heavily on intuition to gauge the appropriate timing and course of their actions. Their ability to collect and interpret soft data helps them know just when and how to act.
They manage employees with “tough empathy”. Inspirational leaders empathize passionately—and realistically—with people, and they care intensely about the work employees do.
They reveal their differences. They capitalize on what’s unique about themselves.
According to Goffee and Jones, these four qualities can be honed by almost anyone willing to dig deeply into their true selves.
To read the full article, “Why Should Anyone Be Led by You,” download it directly from the Harvard Business Review site.