I had coffee with the director of a local residency program. The topic of blogs came up and he couldn’t see the value of a blog for their residency program. My most compelling case made his face quietly contort.
Then I realized: There are those who look out and those who look in. There are the public and private, connected and disconnected. There are those who see the transformative power of engaging beyond their immediate space. And there are those who haven’t made the connection.
Most physician leaders see the world from the inward perspective. They’re silo’d.
A defining feature of a leader in the networked age will be the capacity and will to look beyond what they can see and touch. The leader of tomorrow will be defined by the ability to create, connect, influence and lead in a new medium.
What are we doing to create outward thinking medical leaders?