Leadership, whether a small practice, a large practice or a employed practice will require leaders to possess the same skills leaders have always had. They have to lead, they must instill confidence, they have to be willing to make unpopular decisions, they must possess really good people skills and they must be knowledgeable about all aspects of healthcare.
But the real skill that leaders must possess is knowing how to develop a strategy for the future. And how does one do that during a time when the future has never been so ethereal?
Whether you use a team or a board or the internet or all the of the above, strategy development requires 3 things…..
- Planning a risk venture
- Taking the risk
- Having a plan B
The future of healthcare is quite literally in the hands of healthcare thinkers, doctors, administrators, practice managers, and IT. If you want to carve a successful niche for your practice, plan what risk taking venture would best suit your practice objectives and goals. Take the risk!! And have a plan B standing by should that risk not pan out as expected. But if you plan well, know what you can afford to lose, take the risk!!
Great things happen when leadership leads.