Plexus DC Fractal December Meeting
December 13, 2011
Leading Transformative Change: From Expert to Facilitator: Physician Leadership 2.0
This month we’ll
explore a topic of interest to anyone who works with leaders who need to move
from positions of leadership based on their expertise in a professional field
to take on responsibility for transformative change in their organization.
We’ll hear preliminary results of study
sponsored by Plexus Institute. Although the study focuses on physicians who
move from roles based on their medical training to roles with responsibility
for change in their institutions, findings are aligned with similar challenges
for professionals in many other fields.
care and health care reform, combined with the new economic realities, have resulted
in new challenges for today’s leaders of large hospital systems. There are many
new policies, procedures, and regulations that large hospital systems are being
asked to respond to. In addition,
hospitals have traditionally operated in a stovepipe and hierarchical
mentality. Today’s economic and health care reform issues demand a more fully
integrated organizational approach where disciplines and departments within a
hospital are more integrated. There is a need for these environments to operate
as a holistic system, learning from each other, and developing innovative
practices to meet the many challenges facing them.
Physicians who hold leadership roles
(physician-leaders) in large hospital systems (such as CMO, Department Chairs) are being asked to lead change efforts. Much of their
training has been focused on being an expert, being right, and managing and
leading from the basis of their medical expertise. Although these medical skills aid them in the operating
rooms, they can be insufficient in the various meeting rooms where they find
themselves working with other hospital staff across the organization. Special
challenges face today’s physician-leaders who must change prevailing mind-sets
and deep-rooted practices.
Come join a conversation for professionals,
consultants, coaches and anyone interested in how professionals move from
leading from their expertise to facilitating processes that engage others.
Our guest will be Nedra Weinstein who will share
results of her recent research on physician leaders who have successfully made
the transition from expert to facilitator/catalyst as they take on
responsibility for major transformative change efforts in their