Why getting patients to lead the way works best

‘Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.’ - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Ignoring the use of the masculine pronoun in the above quote, Dwight was perfectly correct; the best leadership is that which involves the voluntary commitment of others to the achievement of a goal.

We search for this kind of voluntary commitment daily with our patients with varying degrees of success. It is leadership that has the greatest impact on healthcare

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