The First Step in Becoming an Effective Healthcare Leader: Crafting a Vision

The First Step in Becoming an Effective Healthcare Leader: Crafting a Vision

Healthcare providers spend years perfecting their skills and refining their specialties, but they often lack the leadership training required to wield the level of influence and relation-building skills they need to succeed.

Due to the nature of the healthcare industry, only the most technically skilled among these professionals are placed in positions of leadership — often without considering their ability to manage, motivate, and effectively communicate with the people they work with. 

After assuming these new leadership positions, these individuals quickly find themselves struggling to inspire their teams, build strong patient-provider relationships, and bring in the profits they need.

If you work in the healthcare industry and have even just one person reporting to you, you are considered a healthcare leader. 

Are you noticing a disconnect between your expectations for your team, their performance, and the outcome? There is likely a roadblock in one of the 3 key areas of your leadership: vision, alignment, and/or execution.

For the purposes of this article, let’s focus on the genesis of effective leadership: vision

What Does It Mean to Have “Vision” in Healthcare Leadership?

Have you identified the big picture of what your team is working towards? Do you have clearly-defined goals for your team and your practice? Have you sought counsel and feedback regarding this vision from other healthcare leaders you trust?

Identifying a clear vision for your team is the first step in becoming an effective leader.

Think about it. How will your team know what exactly they are working towards and what “success” means for them if you haven’t set concrete parameters in place? 

How Does Executive Leadership Coaching Help?

Healthcare leaders have 2 primary roles relative to guiding their teams toward success:

  • Develop a team culture (the vision itself)
  • Achieve buy-in from the team to carry out said vision

Executive Leadership Coaching is designed to help healthcare leaders do just that and more. With clarifying questions about the direction in which you are leading your team, along with an honest assessment of the gaps that stand in your way of achieving those goals, an executive leadership coach is equipped to help you identify your vision and develop specific action plans to reach desired outcomes.

Are You Having Trouble Identifying a Clear Vision for Your Healthcare Team or Practice?

You might be the perfect candidate for executive leadership coaching. Take my free leadership assessment here to find out. 

About Dr. Wilkerson, PD, MBA, PCC.

Do you want to increase your impact? Do you want to increase profits under your leadership? Do you want to develop and use your abilities to the fullest to better connect with and lead others? Executive Leadership Coaching covers these bases. Dr. Jerrund Wilkerson, PD, MBA, PCC, has more than 30 years of successful executive leadership coaching in the United States and internationally.

As a licensed provider and professionally certified coach, he is particularly passionate about helping develop effective leaders in the healthcare community. Dr. Wilkerson has coached and trained thousands of managers and leaders.

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