The workforce is changing and with it all traditional management, so today we are exploring the difference between leadership and management.

Great Leaders Connect

The key is communicating the vision regularly to your team, whether it is weekly team meetings to align focus and monitor progress or quarterly off-sites meant to inspire and re-articulate priorities. Gathering important feedback and engaging your team not only strengthens communication channels but ensures engagement.

Though some may believe that acting as a leader can make it difficult to maintain authority and effectiveness as a manager, I believe authority and effectiveness aren’t actually at odds with one another. The best leaders establish a balance that allows them to connect with their team, but also tale time to disconnect and reflect, assess and plan how to engage going forward if required.

Becoming a great leader in practice changes you as a person, but it’s a change that can help change the healthcare industry for the better.