There are many aspects to leadership. Some people are “naturals,” while most require some training to advance. There is no single or simple formula to x + y = leader, so here are some different pathways to learn about leadership from books, articles, and courses.
Seven Habits for Leading Up
1. Develop emotional intelligence
2. Use power and politics for good
3. Choose being effective over being right
4. Be intentional and prepared
5. Help your supervisor
6. Disagree without being disagreeable
7. Don't expect credit
From: Franko JP. Nov/Dec 2017 | aafp.org/fpm | Family Practice Management | 7
The Medical School, University, and other external resources offer additional leadership education opportunities.
Medical School Resources
- David A. Rothenberger Leadership Academy (formerly the Emerging Physicians Leadership Program) offers a three-year, cohort program for physicians to help build a strong community of physician leaders within our complex matrix organization by promoting long-term relationships across department boundaries. The program is a three years and taught by senior leaders in the Medical School.
- Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) offers a year-long leadership program for women faculty; UMN Medical School OFA provides support for at least one woman faculty/year to participate in the program. The program is offered through Drexel University.
- Health Equity Leadership and Mentoring Program (HELM) addresses the challenges that trainees from minority and underrepresented groups, as well as other faculty whose research addresses health equity may face. A new cohort of HELM fellows is selected annually to participate in the program.
- Carlson School of Management: The Carlson Executive Leadership Program is a senior-level development program designed to accelerate the pace at which rising leaders can successfully take on enterprise-wide responsibilities. This course is delivered over three one-week sessions.
- UMN Leadership and Talent Development offers in-person and online leadership training for faculty and staff.
- The American Asscociation of Medical Colleges (AAMC) offers many leadership programs for women and people of color at different stages of their careers, and for specific types of leadership positions within medicine and academia.
- James P. Shannon Leadership Institute through Wilder Foundation offers a year-long leadership program that offers community-serving leaders from all sectors the opportunity for renewal and reflection (UMN faculty and staff have attended and valued this program).
- The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) offers a Faculty Success Program for tenure-track and tenured faculty who are looking for empirically-tested methods to improve research productivity through intense accountability, coaching, and peer support and to propel their work-life balance and personal growth to a new level. UMN support for faculty to attend.
- The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) offers leadership training and career development opportunities for residents and faculty at the junior, mid-career, and senior levels.
- For residents and fellows - The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Emerging Leader Institute offers a year-long program titled, Family Medicine Leads (FML), which focuses on ensuring the future of the family medicine specialty by increasing the number of future family medicine leaders and provides training for this important role.
Reading Addressing Leadership
• How to Lead Up In Your Organization
• You Can and Should Be a Leader – Even if You Aren't a Natural
• 5 Steps to Building Leadership
• Physician Leadership Lessons From the Business World
• How to Be a Leader When You Are Not "the" Leader
• Generation Gap: Effectively Leading Physicians of All Ages
• Collins JC. Good to Great. (“The Enemy of Great is Good”) HarperBusiness 2001.
• Jacobson R. Leading for a Change. Butterworth-Heinemann 2000. [This is the model used in the Family Medicine]