Leadership is Part of Your Job Too

As healthcare professionals, oftentimes when we think of the leaders of our organizations we immediately presume the men and women who serve as the top executives are the only leaders. And while the members of Executive Teams are absolutely tried-and-true leaders with paramount responsibility in their daily roles, all of the leaders in a healthcare organization don’t solely reside in the “C-suite.”

You see, in order to be successful, a healthcare organization must rely on hundreds, and in some cases thousands, of staff members to achieve its mission. And without leadership representation on every floor, unit, clinic, center, lab, and department, it’s nearly impossible for any organization to stay on mission.

That’s why, it’s imperative for every staff member in a healthcare organization to understand that YOU too, are part of that list of leaders.

What does it take to be a great leader?

Leadership is about knowledge, skill, attitudes and behaviors. It’s about striving to be better each and every day, and simultaneously impressing this same sentiment upon others.

According to Webster’s Dictionary, one popular definition of a leader is…

Leader: someone or something that leads others; someone who guides other people…

A leader is a visionary; a person who influences others in a positive way. A leader understands and accepts what sets him/her apart from others and the value they offer.

And with so many different components and specialties in healthcare, one person, or even a handful of people, will not be able to offer a comprehensive scope of leadership in all of these areas.

We ALL must be on board. Yes, YOU are needed as a leader in your organization too! Whether you are a physician, surgeon, nurse, assistant, tech, therapist, aide, pharmacist, practitioner… (the list goes on, you get our point) it’s time for you to sharpen your leadership skills and get to work at being the best leader you can be in the vital role that you play at your organization.

And at MHEI, we’re here to help guide and support you on this leadership journey.

Whether you’re ready to take the first step in determining what kind of leader you’d like to be or if you’re ready to rejuvenate and enhance your leadership skills, we have an array of leadership programs for you to choose from during the first half of 2018.

We invite you to click on the links below to read more about these leadership programs.

The beginning of a new year is always a great time to reflect, asses and then act upon new and improved ways to better yourself, as an individual and in your professional career. Becoming a great leader accomplishes both.

Take a moment and register for one or more of the following programs in early 2018. We can’t wait to see where this year takes you in your leadership journey!

2018 Leadership Programs (January – June)

C.O.R.E. Leadership
Strengthen your key leadership skills in 2018

  • January 18: Change Leadership
  • February 15: Accountability
  • March 15: Employee Engagement
  • April 12: Collaboration

To register, visit www.mhei.org/programs or contact Kelly Yost at kyost@mhei.org or 410-796-6239.

Skill-Building for Physicians

  • January 25: Strategic Thinking & Planning
  • February 22: Leading an Effective Meeting
  • March 22: Collaboration & Leading Teams
  • April 19: Conflict Resolution & Managing Behavior
  • May 17: Maryland Healthcare Reimbursement: What Have We Learned? Where Are We Going?

To register for the above programs contact Alison Burrows at aburrows@mhei.org or 410-796-6221.

Women and Leadership
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Maryland Hospital Association
Elkrdige, MD
While we all acknowledge that “good leadership IS good leadership,” and gender shouldn’t matter, we do recognize the unique challenges our current female leaders have faced from the beginning of their careers. Please join us for this interesting facilitated exploration of challenges and barriers along with stories of career and personal perseverance from women in leadership who have strived and succeeded. To register, click here.

2018 MHEI Spring Healthcare Summit
Friday, March 9, 2018
Loews Hotel
Annapolis, MD
Open to all healthcare leaders. Your team will learn from some of the brightest minds in the industry and get clear-cut instructions on putting these lessons to work for you immediately. To register, click


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