About the Author
Section I Questions About the Essence of Leadership
Question 1 Why Does Everyone Make Such a Big Deal Out of Leadership?
Question 2 So, if Leadership Is so Important, What Is It Exactly?
Question 3 I Learned A Lot of Management in College—Is That the Same as Leadership?
Question 4 So, I Want To Be a Better Leader—How Do I Develop a Philosophy of
Leadership That Informs My Leadership Journey?
Question 5 Do All Leaders Demonstrate Leadership Behaviors, and Is Everyone
Who Demonstrates Leadership Behaviors a Leader?
Section II Questions About Leadership Development
Question 6 Can Leadership Be Learned, and if so, How?
Question 7 So, What Happens When Someone Performs
Leadership Behaviors Well?
Question 8 I Heard Leading Is Difficult—Does Practicing Leadership Generate, or
Question 9 Leadership Is an Old Construct, With Many Different
Ideas Attached to It—How Has Leadership Evolved Over Time?
Section III Questions About Teamwork and Communication
Question 10 Teamwork Is Important—So, What Do I Need to Do
to Be a Valuable Contributor to My Team?
Question 11 I Get Along Great With Most of My Colleagues, but
How Do I Navigate Difficult Coworker Relationships?
Question 12 I Know Change Starts With Me—How Do I Begin to
Develop Good Relationships With Coworkers?
Question 13 Okay, I Was Asked to Lead a Team—How Do I Develop a
Good Team That Performs Well?
Question 14 Why Is It so Hard to Communicate Clearly on
Teams Made Up of a Variety of Different Professionals?
Question 15 Is There Something I Can Do Better to Communicate
Well With All the Members of My Team?
Question 16 Shouldn’t They Just Do What I Say? Why Do I Need to
Communicate Clearly? Everyone Knows We Have a Job to Do
Question 17 What Is Followership, and How Is It Possibly Related to Leadership?
Section IV Questions About Change
Question 18 Everyone Talks About Change Like It Is the Plague—
Why Is Change so Difficult?
Question 19 People Seem to Dislike Change, but Embrace Innovation—
What Is the Difference Between Change and Innovation?
Question 20 I Need to Get a New Change Initiated—Is There a Best or
Better Way to Do That?
Question 21 Is Work-Life Balance a Real Thing? How Can I Balance Them, and
Will That Balance Reduce Burnout?
Section V Questions About Organizational Culture and Complexity
Question 22 My Professional Involvement Is Clinical—
What More Do I Need to Know About Leadership?
Question 23 How Can I Figure Out What the Unwritten Rules Are, and
How Can I Diagnose the Organizational Culture Around Here?
Question 24 What Is a VUCA Organization, and Why Does It Matter to Me?
Question 25 Health Care Is so Multifaceted—How Can I Explain the
Nuance of Complexity to Others?
Question 26 Does Leadership Work the Same Everywhere, and
Can I Transfer My Leadership Skills Somewhere Else?
Section VI Questions About Leadership Ethics and Power
Question 27 I Know Ethics Is Important, but Do I Need to Worry About
Ethical Leadership? Shouldn’t That Be Natural?
Question 28 How Can I Get More Power at Work Without Manipulating People?
Is That Even Possible?
Section VII Questions About Diversity and Multicultural Leadership
Question 29 Really? Medical Tourism? Is That a Real Thing That
Came From Globalized Health Care?
Question 30 I Know It’s Important, but Why Does Diversity and
Cultural Competence Seem so Divisive?
Question 31 Seriously, I Have Enough to Learn and Manage, and
Now I Need to Be Concerned About Different Cultures’ Worldviews?
Okay, What Are They?