LEAD, FOLLOW, OR GET LEFT BEHIND: Leadership Concepts and Tools to Empower Physicians

This program is accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for 4 Mainpro-C credits.

“Perhaps our institutions and leadership are, by and large, grounded in a way of thinking about the world that is increasingly obsolete and counterproductive. Perhaps that is why they are falling apart. The new leadership must be grounded in fundamentally new understandings of how the world works . . .” (Jaworski, 1996)


Introduction: Welcome
Agenda/shared agreements
1) Leadership: What is it and why should we care?

    Complexity and change
    Leadership vs. management
    Brief Overview of Leadership Theory
    Physician expertise

2) Organizational Culture

    What is it? What does it influence?
    How is it perpetuated?
    Small Wins Theory

2) Leading others—what works?

    Adaptive Leadership
        Problem types    
        *small group work to apply theory to real situations        
        Holding environment/psychological safety
        Leading with and without authority
    Conversations that Work
        Ladder of inference
        NVC/ non violent conflict intervention—Clara method

3) Leading Self: If our goal is to reshapre our organizations so that they will survive and flourish in the new century, our most immediate task is to shape ourselves. We do this not by surface changes in behaviour of skills, no matter how valuable such add-ons may be:true transformation takes place in the deepest parts of us, over time and with great courage and effort” (Thomapson, 200).

    Human Performance Curve
    Swenson’s equation- personal exercise
    Personal values exercise-whole group exercise
    The Only Real Development is Self Development
            Mental models
            Neuroscience and habits of mind
                -learning vs. judging
                -question thinking
    Setting Individual goals for increased wellness and living by our values—partner    exercise
Closing: Appreciation/ evaluation, distribution of a post workshop reflective questionaire

Objectives: As a result of this workshop, you will:

 *have a better understanding of current leadership theory and why old theories no   
  longer  work in complex environments

*apply a self management model to your own life situation
*examine personal values

*set a short-term goal for increased wellness
*demonstrate the ability to see different perspectives as a learner
*demonstrate active listening skills
*gain exposure to communication skills
*show an ability to discern if problems require technical or adaptive solutions

*understand some aspects of culture and change and be able to apply the small wins theory


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