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  • A. Patrice Burgess, MD Family Physician, Boise

    Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Saint Alphonsus Health System Past President,

    Idaho Medical Association Delegate, American Medical Association

  • My experiences

    Lessons learned

    Pitfalls/challenges

    Different types of leadership

  • Webster: the power or ability to lead other people

  • “ Leadership is solving problems. The day your soldiers stop bringing you problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence you can help, or concluded you do not care. Either is a case of failure of leadership.

    General Colin Powell (Ret), Former US Secretary of State

  • Peacemaker

    People open up to me

    People come to me for solutions

  • It’s ok to help others look good

    Hard work almost always gets recognized and rewarded

    The more you dive in, the more you learn and if you’re successful with small responsibilities, you’re usually given larger responsibilities

  • Strive for fairness

    Work as hard as everyone else

    Represent your organization well

  • Know your role

    Manage up

    Follow the rules

  • Many leadership training opportunities are out there

    Fill in gaps in your skill set

  • Promoting what you love

    Creating consistent and fair environment

    Advocating for your organization and its members

  • Helping bridge the gap between administration and the practicing physician

    Maximizing physician satisfaction to maximize patient safety and organizational success

  • Try not to get outmaneuvered

    Remember why you’re there and what matters

  • Don’t lead just to lead

    Confront bias/mistreatment, but don’t overreact

  • You can learn from a good leader . . .

    as well as from a bad one.

  • Question – can you be a doctor and not be a leader?

  • Leadership among peers

    Leadership of health care teams

    Leadership of patient physician relationship

    Leadership of medical organizations

    Leadership in the community

  • Find your skillset

    Dream big and determine the steps to get you there