The public space is where knowledge, information and conversation now collide. It’s where we should be. The evolution of our profession in a networked world must involve attention to how we think and share in the great wide open. In fact, the medical leaders of tomorrow will think out loud and trade in the currency of ideas. In fact, a defining feature of a ... Continue Reading about Medical Leaders will Think Out Loud
Outward Thinking Medical Leaders
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 ... Continue Reading about Outward Thinking Medical Leaders
Medical Leaders in an Idea Economy
I was at a meeting not long ago where I had dinner with two rising stars of the pediatric world. The conversation drifted into the dodgy territory of international journals they had found which were willing to publish less-than-stellar research. One advised the other how to make two weaker publications where there was one. Our meeting lacked intellectual energy. ... Continue Reading about Medical Leaders in an Idea Economy
Physician Thought Leaders in the Digital Age
I was on a panel recently where it was asked, 'What will become of the physician thought leader in the digital age.' It's an interesting question because it draws on what constitutes influence in the modern medical world. How do we determine who we listen to and how will digital communication change that? It used to be that influence in medicine was determined by ... Continue Reading about Physician Thought Leaders in the Digital Age
Leaders and Their Smartphones
Recently I realized that really important people aren't fixated on their smartphones. I spent time recently with some very influential people. Higher ups, leaders, mucky mucks. I never saw them look at their smartphones. Next time you're around a real leader, take note. You would never know that they even own a phone. I suspect they have better things to ... Continue Reading about Leaders and Their Smartphones
Can We Create Medical Leaders?
In response to yesterday's post on the USF Health SELECT program for training physician leaders, Wes Fisher, veteran blogger and cardiologist had this comment: "...No doubt there will be some real thought-leaders coming from the med school classes of the future, but the real innovators of tomorrow will come from those who have experienced the front lines of health ... Continue Reading about Can We Create Medical Leaders?