Feb 19, 2016 | The “Collective” Edition
Recently and for the first time in my adult life, I had surgery. To be frank, it was a very surreal experience. You really do have a “moment” when you lay down on the operating table and look up at the lights. I made a comment to the anesthesiologist: you have two jobs, “one, to make sure I fall asleep, and the second, and more important job, is to make sure I wake up…”
According a study by the journal of the American College of Surgeons, the surgeon’s leadership skills have the greatest impact on patient outcomes. It’s not the surgeon who is the best with the scalpel, it is the surgeon who is team-focused, collaborative, open to feedback, and yes, has a sense of humour, who will get the best result.
Next time you are going for surgery, or for an interview, the key to choosing a successful situation is a transformational style verses a task-style leadership approach.
It really does take a village to fix a hernia…
Forbes | Lead Like The Pope: Six Lessons On Transformational Leaders
BI | The Best Surgeons are The Best Leaders
SF Chronicle| The Difference Between Task Leadership & Social Leadership
CJ | 3 Things to Do When You Have The Career Or Leadership Doldrums
TED | Linda Hill: How to Manage for Collective Creativity
Leading, along the road with you!
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