Physicians have a great opportunity to reassert themselves as leaders in their organizations. We are going through a messy period where traditional medicine was organized around the physician, whether he was a great leader or not, to physicians being employees of large organizations.

Ugly Transition to an Employment Model

Some organizations have handled this transition to employment well, others have not. When I speak with physicians in various organizations, they are often frustrated by decisions or paths taken by individuals with titles. However, based on my observations, experience, and reading, titles make poor surrogates for true leadership.

leaders have followers

This Principle is Found Everywhere

I have come across this principle everywhere is it is written about much more elegantly in books like:

What about your experience? In your organization, do you need a title to lead?